I am a lecturer in Environmental Microbiology at Edinburgh Napier University (U.K.).
My PhD focused on the development of a novel forced upflow bioreactor to treat landfill leachate and was carried out under the supervision of Professor Mike Wallis and Professor Mark Laing at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.
In 2008, I moved to Scotland to take up a position as a teaching fellow in Microbiology at the University of Strathclyde. In 2011, I became a lecturer in Microbiology at Nottingham Trent University and contributed to a project investigating the role of ftsZ gene in cell division of E. coli. I obtained a lectureship at Edinburgh Napier University in July 2013, and am currently working on the isolation, characterisation and optimisation of biosurfactant-producing actinomycetes.