'FROM DISCOVERY TO RECOVERY'
My main research focus is the interface between the innate and adaptive immune response to bacterial infections. I am working on the development of in vivo models of acute and chronic lung disease. These models extensively utilise both GM bacteria that have been stably transfected resulting in them bioluminesing (collaboration University of Auckland and Imperial College) and murine transgenics engineered so that specific immune cell subpopulations are either fluorescent or bioluminescent (collaboration Imperial College). The models generated in this project will then be exploited by in order to complement the internationally recognised patient based research currently undertaken within the Respiratory group of the Centre for Infection and Immunity.
• presented research to MPs at the House of Commons (2006)
• ‘A day in my life as an immunologist' - presentation to school children in mock science conference (2007, 2006)
• Imperial College ‘100 women 100 visions' project (2009).
· Member British Society for Immunology and British Infection Society
· Member of Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
• Elected to the RSTMH committee (2006)
• Organised Research in Progress meeting and Christmas lecture (2008, 2007)
· Editorial Boards
• Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
• Lancet International Health (new publication launching autumn 2009).
· Peer review