What is a balanced life for me? Well, personally I like the 80:20 rule... keeping busy with my research is very important to me but in order to keep it real I use 20% of my time playing and relaxing with the family (Russ, Ethan and Kenny)... as you can see by my photos, my idea of relaxing is not sitting around contemplating life... much to the dismay of my husband (who happens to be 10 years younger than me!). I like to work hard but play harder!


Carpe dium, quam minimum credula postero.



Medical Microbiology

Bacterial infections, Surgical wound infections (SSI), Osteomyelitis.

1994 - 1998

University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UK)

BSc. (Hons) Biomedical Sciences

Antibiotic Resistance

Methicillin-resistance staph aureus (MRSA), Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE).

Alternative Antimicrobials

Phage therapy, phage-antibiotic combinations.

Medical Devices 

Delivery systems, surface coatings, surface patterns.

1999 - 1999

Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham (UK)

MSc. Biotechnology

2000 - 2004

University of Nottingham, Nottingham (UK)

PhD. Microbiology