After developing a keen interest in research during my degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, I continued my journey at Queen’s with a PhD in Professor Brendan Gilmore’s lab. Since 2021, I have been a postdoc in the Gilmore group, working in collaboration with researchers from the School of Chemistry at Queen’s. My research focuses on developing non-invasive, colorimetric sensors for pathogen detection and therapeutic monitoring of wound infection. Our sensors exhibit a stark colour change in the presence of rapidly growing wound microorganisms to alert patients or clinicians to intervene before the infection takes hold in the wound bed.
Outside of the lab, I take a more relaxed approach to free time – brunch, coffee, and walks with my whippet, Alfie, are a few of my favourite things.