I am an Arthritis Research Career Development Fellow in the Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease, University of Liverpool. 

My research investigates the role of neutrophils in rheumatoid arthritis.  

Rheumatoid arthritis is a type of chronic, inflammatory arthritis which affects around 1% of the UK population.  The disease progresses quickly, often leaving patients with badly damaged joints. 

I am interested in the role of a type of immune cell called neutrophils in the development and progression of rheumatoid arthritis. My current research investigates the presence of "biomarkers" on neutrophils, which may be useful in predicting whether a patient will respond better to one therapy or another.

My research is supported by grants from the Wellcome Trust and Pfizer Aspire.  I am also co-supervisor on projects funded by Novartis (role of neutrophils and IL-17 inhibition in Psoriatic arthritis) and the British Council Newton Institutional Links fund (role of neutrophils in cholangiocarcinoma caused by liver fluke infection in rural Thailand).

I was awarded the Garrod Prize for 2017 by the British Society for Rheumatology.

Find out more about what we do in my research group here:
      
http://www.wellcome.ac.uk

http://www.europeaspire.org/inflamation/home
http://www.arthritisresearchuk.org