2008 Distinguished Service Award winner's CV
- 1988-1991 – BSc Hons BioMedical Technology – Sheffield Hallam University
- 1991- 1992 – Clinical Biochemist in Dept Chemical Pathology at Sheffield’s Children’s Hospital
- 1992 – 1996 – PhD Sheffield University entitled ‘Molecular Mechanisms of Azole Resistance’
- 1996 – 1999 – Post-doctoral project at IACR-Long Ashton Research Station, Bristol determining the mode of action of a developmental fungicide for Monsanto.
- 1999 – 2002 – Research Associate at Bristol University exploring the mitochondrial electron transport chains of plant pathogenic fungi.
- 2002 – 2008 Research Fellow at Bristol University in structural biology. Highly varied research including novel ligand-complex analysis of anti-malarials, structural and biochemical analysis of plant signalling protein interactions and novel tryspin inhibitors.
Since 1996 I have worked with most of the major agrochemical companies including Agrevo and Rhone-Poulenc (as were!), with BASF, and, more recently, Aventis, Syngenta and LG.
I also spent part of 1999 in Japan working with Prof. Hideo Ishii on understanding the biochemical and molecular basis of strobulurin resistant field isolates from a range of pathogenic fungi.