Senior Research Scientist.
Current projects: (1) selective vulnerability in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, (2) early detection of Alzheimer’s Disease, (3) novel biomarker discovery in Alzheimer’s disease, (4) microproteomics of rare neuronal cell types/tumour samples, (5) genetic classification of gliomas, (6) High-resolution MRI scanning.
Establishing, managing, and maintaining several core research facilities within NDCN. This includes providing training and troubleshooting.
Facilities: Whole Slide Digital Imaging, Automated IHC/ISH and Laser Microdissection.
Day to day advisory role for post-graduates (MSc, MRes, D.Phil) and post-doctoral scientists.
Specialized training to students (undergraduates/postgraduates) and professionals (laboratory technicians, research assistants, post-doctoral researchers).
Supervisory role on several FHS research projects; both for medical students and undergraduates. Experience managing students, determining project direction, placing deadlines, managing student concerns, and helping students reach their targets.
Other related roles:
Served 3 years on NDCN’s Personnel Committee - responsible for all personnel and equality matters connected with the employment of the University’s employees; approving pay rises, tracking staff performance and reviewing employee retention cases.
Athena SWAN Champion - ensuring departmental good practices towards the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all.
Oxford Brain Bank Ethical Board Committee Member.
NDCN Public Engagement Ambassador - Hosting events for the general public such as regular open days; Invited adults/patients, schoolchildren, and university students come to our department and I explain neuroscience as it relates to physiology and disease, including the importance of neuroscience research.