Claire gained her PhD in 2002 and since then has worked in the field of cancer research. Claire has previously held a post at the prestigious MRC Cancer Cell Unit in Cambridge before returning to Swansea University. Claire is based at the Institute of Life Science 1 where her research focuses on cancer drug discovery and gene manipulation. She has recently been awarded Cancer Research UK and Welsh Government Funding to further her drug discovery research.
Claire is a Senior Lecturer in Genetics and teaches on the Genetics/ Medical Genetics/Applied Medical Sciences BSc degree schemes and Graduate Entry Medicine in the School of Medicine. She has been Chair of the Student Staff Committee for the past 5 years and sits on the Genetics and Biochemistry board of studies, Applied Medical Sciences Board of Studies and College Learning and Teaching Committee.
She is a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and an external reviewer for the HEA. Most recently Claire, as programme director, has established the first fully NHS- supported Genomic Medicine course in Wales.
Areas of expertise include:
- Medical Genetics
- Cancer research
- Cancer drug discovery
- Programme Director – MSc Genomic Medicine
- Msci – co-ordinator Genetics and Biochemistry
- Chair – School of Medicine Student Staff Consultative Committee
- Member – School of Medicine Learning and Teaching Committee
- Member – School of Medicine Genetics and Biochemistry Board of Studies
- Member – School of Medicine Applied Medical Sciences
- Member - School of Medicine Research Committee
- Member – Post-graduate Taught Committee
- Grant reviewer for CRUK
- External reviewer for HEA
- Senior Fellow of the HEA
- University representative for the Biology Education Research Group
- Local representative for Genetics society