Personal profile

Administrative Posts

  • Director of International Teaching, School of Biological Sciences
  • Course Director Biological Sciences with a Year Abroad
  • Course Director Ecology and Conservation with a Year Abroad
  • Course Director Visisting Studies in Biological Sciences
  • Member of School Board of Examiners

Teaching Interests

I organise the module BIO-4018A Molecualr Biology and Genetics

I teach on the following modules:

  • BIO-3001B Further Biology
  • BIO-3002A Introductory Biology
  • BIO-4001A Biodiversity
  • BIO-4008Y Skills for Biologists
  • BIO-4018A Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • BIO-5006A Plant Biology
  • BIO-5009A Genetics
  • BIO-5011A Clinical Genetics
  • BIO-5015B Microbiology
  • BIO-6013A Genomes, Genes and Genomics
  • BIO-6023Y Integrated Labratory Research Project
  • BIO-6025Y Plant Biotechnology for Sustainable Food Production
  • ENG-4005Y Engeneering Studies


  • Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia (1997-present)
  • Business Innovation Manager, InCrops Enterprise Hub (2009-2013)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, The Sainsbury Laboratory, John Innes Centre (1994-1997)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of East Anglia (1991-1994)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Leicester (1988-1991)
  • PhD Dept Biochemistry, Imperial College, University of London (1988)
  • BSc Biochemistry, Imperial College, University of London (1983)

Key Research Interests

I have primarily a teaching position.

Areas of Expertise

Plant disease; plant genetics; plant molecular biology; biofuels