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I obtained my undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences and Master’s in Pharmacology from Sheffield Hallam University in 2012. I then worked for Parexel and the University of Surrey on clinical research studies before joining an EU Marie Curie funded PhD studentship at the University of Manchester in 2014. Here, I investigated volatile metabolite profiling methods for phenotyping respiratory disease with Profs Stephen Fowler and Roy Goodacre. During my PhD I had a two-year placement at Philips Research in Eindhoven.

After my PhD, I was a post-doc on an Innovate UK project with Profs Mike Turner and Krishna Persaud in the Department of Chemistry. I then moved to my second post-doc position with Prof Stephen Fowler working on respiratory disease breath biomarker development funded by NIHR grants and the Manchester BRC.

I am currently based in the Respiratory group at Wythenshawe Hospital and carry out my research within the Manchester Breathomics group and Centre for Precision Approaches to Combatting AMR.

I am interested in using metabolomics to understand respiratory disease metabolism and drug tolerance, particularly in asthma, interstitial lung diseases and ventilator-associated pneumonia.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, An investigation of volatile metabolite profiling methods for phenotyping respiratory disease, The University of Manchester


Master of Science, MSc Pharmacology and Biotechnology, Sheffield Hallam University


Bachelor of Science, BSc Biomedical Sciences (Hons), Sheffield Hallam University


Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Biotechnology
  • Christabel Pankhurst Institute
  • Lydia Becker Institute


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