I studied Zoology at the University of Liverpool and after developing an interest in endocrinology, I decided to pursue this at the University of Cambridge, where I completed my PhD, examining the role of noradrenaline in modulating neuroendocrine reproductive function.
Following this I worked as a Wellcome Trust supported Research Fellow at the University of Bristol from 1994, where I expanded my neuroendocrine interests to include examining the expression of cytokines within the brain in response to activation of the hypothalamo-pituitary adrenal axis. In 1997 I moved to Germany, where I was a visiting Research Fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Psychiatry in Munich, looking at steroid mediated apoptosis in the brain.
I returned to the UK in 1999 and started working at the University of Wolverhampton as a Lecturer in Applied Physiology in early 1999. I was promoted to Senior lecturer in Applied Physiology and then to Principal Lecturer and Head of the Department of Biomedical Science & Physiology from 2014 to early 2019. I am currently the Interim Head of the School of Medicine & Clinical Practice
- BSc (Hons) Zoology (1990)
- PhD (Cantab) Neuroscience (1995)
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