I hold a BSc(Hons) from the University of Queensland and am currently reading for a DPhil in Cardiovascular Science with the support of a British Heart Foundation 4-Year Studentship at Magdalen College, University of Oxford.
I tutor first year medical students for Physiology and Pharmacology and third year medical and biomedical sciences students for Vascular Biology. I also supervise short and extended undergraduate research projects in the Vascular Pharmacology Research Group at the Department of Pharmacology.
The vasoconstriction and vasodilation of small resistance arteries is incredibly important for the maintenance of blood pressure and supply. In cardiovascular diseases, such as diabetes mellitus and hypertension, the function of these arteries is compromised contributing to the onset and severity of the condition. However, the heterocellular signalling pathways that underpin their function and why they are disrupted have not been fully elucidated. I hope to address these gaps in our knowledge through my research and improve our understanding of these widespread diseases to identify novel ways to treat them.