I am a Scientist, STEM ambassador and a school governor. Since 2006, I have been working as a post-doc at the University of Bristol, UK. I work on macrophage (a type of white blood cell) cell signalling during autoimmune inflammation and atherosclerosis. In particular, I am interested in TNF and Wnt signalling.
In January 2014, I returned to work after taking one year off (maternity leave). Since returning to work I have become involved in outreach activities. This blog is a part of that. This blog will focus on my interests: public engagement, women in science, infectious disease, macrophages and inflammation.
My partner, Olly Whitton, also works four days a week and then spends his day off with our daughter. He also helps me write science-based posts for non-scientists.