My research interests centre around microbiology, biotechnology, evolutionary biology and genetics.
I am currently working as a DPhil candidate in the MacLean Lab where I am researching antibiotic resistance genes and plasmids and the fitness costs that they impose on the microorganisms that carry them. I am also looking at how evolution of mobile resistance genes can lead to these fitness costs being overcome.
I previously studied Biotechnology (BSc Hons) at the University of Edinburgh. In the past, I have worked on the gastro-intestinal diseases that involve the microbiome and bacterial pathogens.