Research Associate in Prof. Robert Edwards lab group
Combining evolutionary ecology experimentation and molecular techniques to investigate mechanisms underpinning Black-grass resistance to herbicides, currently part of the BBSRC-HGCA Black-grass Resistance Initiative led by
PhD, evolutionary ecology, University of Manchester, 2007.
BSc (Hons), biological sciences (with industrial experience), Salford University, 2003.
Member of the editorial board for Agronomy - a multidisciplinary and open access journal.
Reviewer for many subject related journals (e.g.Evolutionary Ecology, Journal of Proteomics, Plant Physiology, The American Naturalist).
Reviewer for RCUK research proposals (BBSRC).
Society of Biology (MSB)
Identification of plant defence mechanisms induced by environmental stresses and elicitors (e.g. rhizobacteria, pests, herbicides). I utilise a range of quantitative genetics and molecular biology and modelling techniques to identify plant genes and quantify their involvement in defence mechanims.