I have been a member of academic staff in Microbiology and Infectious Disease in the College of Medicine at Swansea University since September 2008 . I undertook my PhD in College of Medicine at Cardiff University (1997-2001) prior to two periods of postdoctoral training in Seattle (Hope Heart Institute, 2001-2004) and Edinburgh (MRC Centre for Inflammation Research, 2004-2008). At Swansea my academic role focuses on basic and translational research, support of postgraduate research degrees and undergraduate teaching.
My research interests include:
1. Development of new anti-biofilm therapeutics to target medical device related infections
2. Identifying innate immune barrier responses in epithelial cells to specific lineages of Campylobacter and Staphylococci
3. Linking bacterial genotype with their phenotypic responses in cell co-culture systems
4. Investigating the interactions between bacterial biofilms in primary leukocyte systems
I can be found in the ILS1 building, in room 137.