I studied Natural Sciences at The University of Durham and then moved to The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where I studied for an MSc in Control of Infectious Diseases. I spent some time working in Public Health Development in Sri Lanka, and in Clinical and Public Health Bacteriology in the UK, before completing my D.Phil. on the Molecular Epidemiology and Ecology of Campylobacter, at Oxford University.
I held a lectureship in Epidemiology and Population Health at the University of Central Lancashire, School of Medicine, before joining the Open University LHCS as a Lecturer in Health Sciences in 2019.
I am a Member of the Academy of Medical Educators.