Project Manager (Space)


I am currently employed at Exeter University as an Associate Lecturer and Associate Research Fellow. As a lecturer I am module leader for BIO1325 ‘Introduction to Biotechnology’ and lecture on various additional modules, covering molecular biology, biochemistry and metabolism. My research interests lie in microbial biochemistry and metabolism.

My current research post, funded by Shell, is investigating the colonial microalga Botryococcus braunii as a potential source for biofuel production.

My previous BBSRC funded post doctoral position and PhD focused on bacterial respiration pathways, looking mainly at the putative nitrate/selenate reductase in Archaeoglobus fulgidus and the selenate reductase in Thauera selenatis. Further work on T. selenatis also included investigations in how the organism was able to reduce soluble selenate to the insoluble precipitate selenium, and its role in biomineralisation. I am also the post-doctoral representative for Biosciences at Streatham.

Research Specialisms

  • Microbial biochemistry
  • microbiology
  • bioenergetics
  • algal biofuel
  • photo-bioreactor growth of algal cultures.


PhD (2007) Newcastle University Molecular analysis of the Type II molybdo-enzymes from Thauera selenatis and Archaeoglobus fulgidus.
BSc Hons (2003) Newcastle University Biomedical Sciences


2007 – 2009 BBSRC funded Associate Research Fellow – University of Exeter
2009 – present Shell funded Associate Research Fellow – University of Exeter
2011 – present Associate Lecturer – University of Exeter

Contact details

Tel+44 (0) 1392 2347
AddressGeoffrey Pope Building
University of Exeter
Stocker Road

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