My laboratory research work has focussed on collagen fibril assembly.
Studies on the development of tendon tissue during embryogenesis aim to translate our understanding of fundamental cell biology into novel therapies for connective tissue disease. My research work was carried out in Prof Karl Kadler's laboratoy in the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Matrix Research at the University of Manchester.
I am interested in all aspects of connective tissue disease and treatment.
I have undertaken investigations into the mechanisms of musculoskeletal disease, treatment for musculoskeletal injury, and epidemiology of traumatic injury.
Research aims to understand the response to low oxygen levels.
High altitude provides a fantasic laboratory for studying the effect of low oxygen levels on the human body. My research work has focussed on response of the circulatory system to low oxygen levels and the genetics of adaptation to high altitude hypoxia. I am a member of the Birmingham Medical Research Expeditionary Society and have been on expeditions to Africa, the Andes and the Himalaya.