I am responsible for supporting PSI Investigators with writing grant applications, scientific reports, lay summaries, manuscripts and any other documentation requiring scientific input. I support PSI researchers in other areas too, for example, identifying funding opportunities and assisting with institute-wide activities including training. In my role, I work with colleagues at the PSI and more widely across university departments and externally. I am based in the PSI offices in the Old Road Campus Research Building.
I have a DPhil in cell biology from the University of Oxford and a Diploma in Science Communication from Birkbeck College. I did postdoctoral research at Oxford and at the MRC Clinical Sciences in London. Leaving research to join the Wellcome Trust in London, I worked for 15 years on a wide range of programmes. I then worked as a freelance science consultant helping researchers write grant applications and disseminate their research findings. I moved to the University of Oxford in January 2018 to work as the Research Facilitator for a new initiative called Oxford Metabolic Health and have been in my current post since October 2022.