I have an MSc Wild Animal Biology degree from the Royal Veterinary College and a BSc Zoo Biology degree from Nottingham Trent University. I have experience working in the animal industry in areas of zoo keeping, conservation (i.e. bird ringing/surveillance and bat surveillance), and pathology.
I have particular interest in birds which is evident in my Masters research project on Flamingo welfare and my previous role as Microbiology Laboratory Technician for a poultry company, where I carried out Microbiology and Serology testing on poultry and agricultural samples. This is where my interest in Microbiology intensified, and led me to my current role as a Project Scientist at the Quadram Institute where I will be working on development of microbial therapies – Live Biotherapeutics.