I began my higher education at the University of Liverpool, graduating in 2014 with a BSc (Hons) in Biological sciences. I then went on to complete an MSc in Molecular Biology of Parasites and Disease Vectors at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, in which I investigated mechanisms of resistance to the volatile pyrethroid, transfluthrin, under the supervision of Dr. David Weetman and Dr. Mark Paine. I soon re-joined the school as a molecular biology technician, in which I have continued to conduct scientific research in the field of insecticide resistance.
My work is focussed on major mosquito vectors of disease. In particular, my current research is focussed on mechanisms of resistance to polyfluorinated volatile pyrethroids, and the extent to which cross-resistance occurs between contact and volatile pyrethroids.
In addition to this, I am interested in investigating the underlying genetic mechanisms behind the regulation of resistance-associated genes.