At St Catherine’s I take tutorials on evolution and genetics for 1st year and medical genetics for 2nd year Human Science students. I also take these tutorials for students at several other colleges.

At the Blavatnik School of Government I am the senior admissions advisor, managing admissions for one of the largest Masters programmes at Oxford. From 2011-2017 I ran the Science and Public Policy module and from 2013-2016 led the Master of Public Policy programme.

About me

Originally from Australia, I completed both my BSc and PhD at the University of New South Wales. I studied evolution, zoology, genetic and immunology before specialising in the later. I moved to Oxford as a researcher in 2005, and have been teaching Human Science since 2006.


My research in immunology has spanned several areas, including HIV, malaria, prions, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. I spend most of my time at the Jenner Institute, focused on the translational side of vaccine research. We are currently manufacturing a new rabies vaccine, and preparing for early phase clinical trials both in the UK and in rabies endemic areas.