AMR bacteria in runoff/subsurface flow as potential microbiome colonisers
I have a background in Agricultural Science and a PhD in Plant and Soil Science from the Universities of Edinburgh and Aberdeen in Scotland, respectively. After obtaining my PhD, I spent many years working as a Post-doctoral scientist in the UK and in the USA. My research work focused on defining and understanding the biology, disease mechanisms and transmission of several common food- and water-borne bacterial pathogens. I use a combination of molecular and genetic techniques to investigate these different aspects and as a result have a broad range of skills within the disciplines of agriculture, environmental science, infectious disease, microbiology, molecular biology, and pathology. In 2012, I joined the University of Surrey as a Lecturer in Microbial Pathogenesis, becoming a Senior Lecturer in 2018.