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Biography | Employment | Publications

2022 - Ongoing

Vice President of Human Genetics, Adrestia Therapeutics Ltd

Providing human genetics leadership at Adrestia Therapeutics, a Cambridge-based biotech company using cellular 'synthetic rescue' screens to identify drug targets for selected rare disorders.

2021 - Ongoing

Professorship of Molecular Endocrinology, University of Cambridge

Elected to the established chair of Molecular Endocrinology at the Department of Clinical Biochemistry. Running an academic research group and providing human genetics leadership within the Institute of Metabolic Science's Metabolic Research Laboratory (MRL) and MRC Epidemiology Unit.

2019 - Ongoing

Affiliate Group Leader, Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge

Joined the University of Cambridge Gurdon Institute as an affiliate group leader to strengthen basic science collaborations on DNA damage response mechanisms.

2018 - Ongoing


King's College Cambridge

Elected fellow and director of studies for pre-clinical medicine undergraduates. Within this role I have been a trustee of the college and sat on it's council and finance committee. I also lead undergraduate admissions for medicine and teach reproductive endocrinology at the college.

2017 - Ongoing

MRC Programme Leader, University of Cambridge

Within the MRC Epidemiology Unit I co-lead one of the seven core programmes with Professor Ken Ong. This programme is focussed on identifying and characterising early life mechanisms underlying susceptibility to metabolic disease in later life.

2013 - 2017

Senior Investigator Scientist, University of Cambridge

Moved from Oxford to join the MRC Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge. Responsible for leading large-scale human genetic analyses.

2010 - 2013

Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow

Awarded a Wellcome Trust 'Sir Henry Wellcome' Fellowship to study the genetics of type 2 diabetes. During this fellowship I held academic positions at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics at the University of Oxford; the University of Exeter Medical School; the Department of Twin Research at Kings College London and the Center for Statistical Genetics at the University of Michigan.

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