My background is in biomedical research. With a BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences and a PhD in Immunology (Imperial College, London University), I spent ten happy and productive years in London labs. Here, I explored the immune response in two autoimmune diseases: Goodpasture’s disease, a rare kidney disorder, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Researching novel therapies for rheumatoid arthritis overlapped with another research project: studying how cells of the immune system travel round the body and locate their targets.
This journey, combined with teaching roles at Kings College London, New York University (NYU London) and the meetings company EuroSciCon, led me to my current career as a science communicator.
After gaining a Diploma in Science Communication (Birkbeck College, London University: Distinction), I now work freelance as a science writer and author. I am a member of the Association of British Science Writers, the Royal Society of Biology and the British Society for Immunology.
Based in Kent, UK, I write about science, medicine and nature.