About me

I've been a PhD student in the Kreft group since October 2018, after studying for my BSc at the University of Bath. I work on the development of eGUT, an in silico platform for modelling gut microbiota-mucosa interactions.

I am a keen naturalist and enjoy walks in the countryside with a butterfly net. I also enjoy bouldering, cooking and concocting various alcoholic drinks. As a music-lover, I host a radio show at the University.


I am fascinated by the ecology and evolution of microbial communities and how microbiotas interact with their hosts. The aim of the eGUT project is to use individual-based modelling to create an in silico platform for simulating the complex dynamics of the gut microbiome. As my background is in Biology, rather than programming, I am concurrently learning and using Java to achieve this.

Brief CV

  • October 2018 - present:
    PhD student in Kreft Group, working on the development of eGUT.
  • September 2017 - June 2018:
    Private tutor teaching GCSE Maths and Science and A-level Biology.
  • October 2015 - August 2016:
    Professional Placement as Research Assistant at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.
  • September 2013 - June 2017:
    BSc in Biology (with Professional Placement) at the University of Bath.


eGUT is funded by the NC3Rs

University of Birmingham | Centre for Systems Biology | Institute of Microbiology and Immunity | School of Biosciences | Find The Lab