Staff Profile

Professional Qualifications

External PhD examiner for University of Glasgow (February 2013)

External PhD examiner for Trinity College Dublin (March 2013)

External PhD examiner for Trinity College Dublin (Jun 2014)

External PhD examiner for Trinity College Dublin (Dec 2014)

External examiner for University Glasgow Level 4 Honours thesis project presentations (February 2013)

Membership Of Other Societies / Professional Activities

Since my appointment at QUB I have undertaken several external research activities, which reflect my expertise in my research domain, which are, summarised below: 



Invited Research Presentations


  • MUGEN EU Network of Excellence, Athens (April 2006)
  • BSI Immunology group, Edinburgh University (June 2006)
  • DC-THERA EU Network of Excellence, Holland (June 2006) 
  • National Institute of Immunology, India (November 2006)
  • Nikolas Symposia on Langerhans Cell Histiocytoses, Athens (June 2007)
  • The British Society of Oral Maxillofacial Pathology, Belfast (May 2008)
  • Roslin Institute, Edinburgh (September 2010)
  • Joint Meeting of the ISI/UIG Annual Conference, Belfast (September 2010)
  • Royal Society of Microscopy, Belfast (July 2010)
  • University of Otago, New Zealand (September 2011)
  • University of Lancaster (May 2012)
  • BSI Northern England Immunology Annual Symposium (June 2012) - KEYNOTE
  • Centre d’Immunologie Seminar, France (August 2012)
  • EMBO Meeting, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: The Macrophage in Inflammation and Immunity, France (January 2013)
  • Glasgow University, Keynote for The Burn Retreat (February 2013)
  • University of Cork, Ireland (March 2013)
  • Joint Meeting of the ISI/UIG Annual Conference, Belfast (September 2013)
  • 13th International Langerhans Cell Workshop, Netherlands (October 2013)
  • Cardiff University (March 2014)
  • 14th International Langerhans Cell Workshop, Kyoto (October 2015) - KEYNOTE



Key Established International Collaborations with Leading Researchers


  • Prof Padraic Fallon (Trinity College Dublin) – DEL ‘All-Island’ Research
  • Prof Bernard Malissen (CIML, France)
  • Dr Uwe Ritter (University of Regensburg, Germany)
  • Dr Florent Ginhoux (A*STAR Immunology Institute, Singapore)
  • Dr Rachael Rigby (University of Lancaster, UK) - MRC
  • Dr Anne Moore (University of Cork, Ireland) - HRB
  • Dr Muzlifah Haniffa (Newcastle University, UK) - BSF 


External Peer Reviewer


Scientific Journals


  • Journal of Investigative Dermatology
  • Trends in Immunology
  • Vaccine
  • Blood
  • Journal of Immunology
  • Immunology
  • Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  • Nautre Scientific Reports


Funding Bodies


  • Health Research Board (IRE)
  • MRC Research Grant (UK)
  • Wellcome Trust Clinical Fellowships (UK)
  • ANR Research Grants (F)
  • MRC Clinical Fellowships (UK)
  • BBSRC (UK)





  • Consultant for Innate Pharma Biotech, France (Jan 2007 – Jun 2008)
  • Expert Panel for Sanofi Pasteur MSD, France (April 2008)



Member of the Ulster Immunology Group Steering Committee (2007 - present)


  • Board member and currently Treasurer since 2009