I studied at the University of Huddersfield, gaining a BSc (Hons) in Biology (Molecular and Cellular) and an MSc in Analytical Bioscience. I worked for 2 years as a research assistant at the Institute of Cancer Therapeutics at the University of Bradford prior to beginning a PhD studentship at the Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine. I completed my PhD thesis in 2012, and undertook my first post-doctoral research with the Leeds Microbubble Consortium research group, developing novel drug delivery systems for established chemotherapeutics. I then spent a year at the University of Sheffield working on the nutraceutical benefit of soy derivatives for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. I began as a Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow at Liverpool Hope University in 2017, with research interests in the nutraceutical benefit of soy derivatives for colorectal cancer therapy, and the effect of adipocyte signalling on colorectal cancer.