BSc (Hons), MSc, MIScT
Oxford Parkinson's Disease Centre Laboratory and Biobank Manager
After graduating from Lancaster University with a Masters Degree in Biomedicine with Distinction, I joined the Oxford Parkinson’s Disease Centre (OPDC) in 2010. Here I manage the OPDC John Radcliffe hospital laboratory and biobank. We have now recruited in excess of 1500 participants to the cohort, including those with Parkinson's disease, Rapid eye movement sleep behaviour disorder, at-risk individuals and healthy controls.
I am actively involved in academic research and involved in genetic screening of all participant DNA to detect rare variants within the cohort, culturing fibroblast cell lines from all biopsied participants for subsequent differentiation into iPSC lines and isolating peripheral blood mononuclear cells from PD patients and healthy controls for downstream experimentation.
I am also a member of the OPDC Data and Biosample Access Committee, an review panel for deciding suitability for collaboration from researchers that have submitted an application to collaborate with the OPDC.