I obtained my BSc at the University of Stirling in 2012, before working as a research assistant at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, and subsequently returning to Stirling as a technician. I completed my MRes in Plant Science from the University of Glasgow in 2014, after which I moved to Hereford to undertake my role as a Crop Pathology Consultant with the agricultural firm ADAS. I moved to Leeds in 2016, and joined the Bennett Lab in June 2017.
- Bennett Group Lab Manager
I am interested in the control of yield development, particularly in the context of Carpic Dominance, whereby the production of seeds by a plant inhibits the production of further fruit and seeds. I am currently working to determine the underlying mechanistic controls of this phenomenon using the model species Arabidopsis thaliana and a range of crop species, including wheat, oilseed rape, cucumber and tomato.
- MRes Plant Science
- BSc (Hons) Biology