Originally studying Zoology at Nottingham University, I then worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 15 years where I was involved in clinical trials in a variety of roles including project and staff management. For the last 9 years, I have worked as a Trial and Operational Manager at the University of Oxford. From 2010 I worked at the Oxford Vaccine Group on vaccine and immunology trials and in Jan 2016, I moved to the Department of Psychiatry.