My research interests mostly reside around microbiology and microbial ecology, with specific concern for themes involving manipulating microbes to the benefit of climate change mitigation. As shown in the research projects I have completed over the past few years my interests are broad, and I am also passionate towards many aspects of plant ecology.
Last year I completed an MRes in Ecology at Imperial College London, comprised of two 5-month research projects firstly on ‘The effect of increasing [CO2] on oak tree leaf temperatures’ and later on ‘Dispersal capacity of environmental bacteria and the influence of abiotic and biotic parameters’. Prior to this I studied for a BSc in Environmental Sciences at the University of Manchester. My dissertation title was ‘The effects of plant genetic diversity on functional traits and soil processes’.
I have spent the past year since completing my Masters course as a biology teacher at a Birmingham sixth form college, teaching three classes of students the biology portion of their Level 2 Applied Science BTEC qualification.