I completed my general medical training at Nottingham University before moving to Oxford, Birmingham and Manchester to finalise my neurology training. To help satisfy my creative side, I joined the John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre at Newcastle and completed my PhD in 2014. Working closely with world class researchers, I was able to gain priceless experience in next generation sequencing and biomarker discovery. Alongside other collaborators, I was fortunate to contribute to several high impact original papers and present at national and international meetings. I qualified as a consultant in 2014 and been part of Manchester MND care centre since 2017. I am the principal investigator and sub-investigator for different clinical trials. I have recently been awarded research funding to develop a more robust translational research platform for the MND service and have a particular interest in biotechnology, bio-banking and deep phenotyping. I also hold the position of honorary senior lecturer with Manchester University through my regular teaching commitments.
In my spare time, I love walking and swimming. I am also involved in different charity schemes both locally and internationally.