I am a Lecturer in Biomedical Science, a University Teaching Fellow and also year 2 leader for the undergraduate biology courses within the School of Applied Sciences in Edinburgh. My background is in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and my primary research interest has been in the development of novel antimicrobials and treatments for various parasite infections. My current research is looking at bacteriophages and their use as a potential novel antimicrobial therapy. I also have research interests in student stress and retention and also the development of employability skills in students and how we can get students to engage with this and articulate this more effectively. I was appointed as a Teaching Fellow in 2011 and in 2016 was made a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I teach or have taught on a range of modules across the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and I am currently module leader for undergraduate Biochemistry (both Edinburgh and Sri Lanka) and also for the MSc Research Skills module in Edinburgh. I have supervised two PhD students to completion and I am currently second supervisor for a part time PhD student investigating bacteriophages infecting R. erythopolis. Previous responsibilities and experience included academic lead for the Skills Passport project within the School, Programme Leader for the undergraduate Biomedical Science route and membership of a range of committees.