I did a part-time biological sciences degree at Birkbeck College, before completing my PhD at the University of Oxford.
I started at UCL, then after my PhD worked at the University of Cambridge, before coming to the University of Oxford in 2000.
I’m a University Lecturer in Genetics in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Oxford and a Fellow and Tutor in Biochemistry at Hertford College (where I also serve as College Dean).
The University of Oxford
My Work: I’m a university lecturer in genetics, working on the developmental genetics of the nematode worm C. elegans
My favourite CHRISTMAS LECTURE memory is:
I’m still in the process of making them now! But I am dreaming about when I can take the time to sit back and enjoy it. Can’t wait to see them on TV!
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
energetic, eccentric and busy!
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
I had a job as a technician in a clinical pharmacology lab that completely convinced me that a research lab was where I wanted to spend my career, and through my various experience I became more and more interested in the big questions in developmental biology.