Department of Primary Care & Public Health Sciences,
King's College London,
3rd Floor, Addison House,
London, SE1 1UL.
- General Practice
- Genetics and Molecular Biology
- Cancer Diagnosis
- Chemical Pathology and Biomarkers
- My experience in research began as a laboratory-based molecular biologist.
- I studied for my PhD in molecular and cellular biology at Imperial College London, investigating the pathology of myotonic dystrophy.
- On completion of my PhD, I accepted a postdoctoral research post at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, working on the use of chitosan as an oral delivery system and developing a non-viral gene delivery vehicle for the treatment of haemophilia IX.
- In this role I was given the opportunity to work closely with a number of patient groups.
- Because I enjoyed direct patient contact, I went on to study medicine and later specialise in general practice.
- I currently work as a general practitioner in Lambeth and clinical lecturer at King's College London within the Division of Health and Social Care Research.
- In this role, I am developing my clinical research portfolio in diagnostics in primary care and early detection of cancer.
- In my free time I am an elected public governor for King's College Hospital NHS Trust working closely with patient groups to improved healthcare services within my community.