I am a senior teaching fellow with a specialism in blood transfusion and stem cell transplantation.
- I teach blood transfusion, transplantation and immunology.
- I am the course leader for the Applied Biomedical Science degree apprenticeship being launched in September 2019.
- I have a special interest in stem cell transplantation, ovarian tissue transplantation and blood transfusion
- I am also interested in the proliferation of antibiotic resistant bacteria in a normal population (not hospital setting).
I graduated from the Biomedical Science BSc (hons) course at the University of Portsmouth in 2003. From here I started my professional career as a Biomedical Scientist with NHS Blood and Transplant (formerly the national blood service NBS). Here I was a trainee and became a qualified member of staff, where I rotated around the centre learning about blood product production, testing, red cell immunohaematology and issuing products to hospitals.
I then moved into a role within NHSBT in the Steve Mills Stem Cell Laboratory and undertook an MSc in Haematology at the University of Westminsterduring this time. After completion of my MSc I moved from NHSBT to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
At GOSH I learned more about stem cell transplantation (bone marrow transplantation) and its role in paediatric patient care. This was particularly challenging as many patinet had highly complex / rare medical considerations to contend with.
In 2014 I returned to NHSBT in Southampton to head up a new project to start the freezing (cryopreservation) of ovarian tissue for women and girls who are about to undergo cancer treatment. After many years within the NHS I felt I wanted a new challenge and was enjoying training and educating more and more so I took up a position as a specialist in transfusion science with the University of Portsmouth.
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):
Master of Science, University of Westminster
15 Sep 2007 → 30 Jun 2009
Award Date: 30 Jun 2009
15 Sep 2000 → 30 Jun 2003
Award Date: 30 Jun 2003
Advanced specialist Biomedical Scientist (Ovarian Tissue lead), NHS Blood and Transplant1 Aug 2014 → 8 Jul 2018
Specialist Biomedical Scientist (Cellular Therapy Laboratory), Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children29 Nov 2010 → 31 Jul 2014
Trainee and qualified Biomedical Scientist, NHS Blood and Transplant26 Oct 2003 → 28 Nov 2014