My scientific interests are based around meta-research and immune cell biology, particularly how immune cells are capable of performing wide ranging functions and how they adapt to different environmental cues. During my masters degree, I investigated the presence of fibroblast subtypes and the role of PGE2 signalling in fibrosis. I completed my PhD in the labs of Iwan Evans & Martin Zeidler at the University of Sheffield investigating the existence of macrophage subtypes in Drosophila. Following a brief post-doc in Cambridge, I moved to London, investigating the role of neutrophils and T-cells in ischaemia reperfusion injury (IRI) in the Voisin lab.
In addition, I have active interests in science communication, open-access, career development and community building. I host the Preprints in Motion podcast where we highlight ECRs and the benefits of preprinting and founded the UK & EU postdoc community to provide a place for postdocs to support one-another and share resources. I have also featured on international radio stations (BBC Radio 4, ORF & German National radio) to communicate the importance of preprints in addition to having written for outlets such as The Scientist and the British Society for Cell Biology.
I am a member of IGDORE and the Ronin Institute and I also sit on the scientific advisory board for Europe PMC. I left the bench behind in 2023 and now work to further the adoption and use of preprints in the biosciences as the Associate Director at ASAPbio.
I am always happy to collaborate on projects of interest & talk all things preprint – just get in touch.
Preprint peer review enhances undergraduate biology students’ disciplinary literacy and sense of belonging in STEM
Addressing structural mentoring barriers in postdoctoral training: A qualitative study
Science in motion: A qualitative analysis of journalists’ use and perception of preprints
The Effect of COVID-19 on the Postdoctoral Experience: a comparison of pre-pandemic and pandemic surveys
Citation needed? Wikipedia and the COVID-19 pandemic
Aerobic glycolysis is important for zebrafish larval wound closure and tail regeneration
Endothelial junctional membrane protrusions serve as hotspots for neutrophil transmigration
Antiviral activity of bacterial TIR domains via signaling molecules that trigger cell death
Macrophage-derived insulin/IGF antagonist ImpL2 regulates systemic metabolism for mounting an effective acute immune response in Drosophila
Open Science Saves Lives: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic
Tissue-resident macrophages regulate lymphatic vessel growth and patterning in the developing heart
Survey of Australian STEMM Early Career Researchers: job insecurity and questionable research practices are major structural concerns