Gut microbes in health and disease
Throughout my undergraduate studies I undertook several research placements and online courses, developing my skills and knowledge in areas of interest: neurology, nutrition and molecular biology. At the same time, I completed my year in industry within a separate field, looking at the potential of plant biomass within industrial settings. Each venture has built upon my skill set and guided by next career choices. Having graduated with a First class (hons) BSc in Biology at Aberystwyth University, I was also awarded the best performance in biology and went on to successfully secure a postgraduate studentship at the Quadram Institute.
I am currently working as a PhD student under the direction of the Carding Research group on a project centred around the effect of stressors on human performance (cognitive and physical), as mediated by changes in the gut microbiome, encompassing my interests.
Key interests: Nutrition, Human physiology and psychology, Gut Microbiome