I manage a team of nine technicians who organise undergraduate and postgraduate practical classes and outreach activities for the School of Biological Science. This covers a broad spectrum of areas in Zoology, Ecology and Environmental Biology, Biomedical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering and take place over four buildings- Hopkins, Harborne, AMS/Knight and Polly Vacher. My team also provides technical support to SBS and Pharmacy research labs in Hopkins, Harborne and Knight Buildings, and technical support to the Cole Museum and Reading Herbarium. I also oversee the running of the autoclave and washing up facilities in Harborne and Hopkins Buildings.
Areas of Interest
Research groups / Centres
After one year in a hospital pathology lab working in the Microbiology and Haematology sections, I moved to Long Ashton Research Station near Bristol researching the carbon and nitrogen metabolism of field beans. Whilst working there I obtained an HNC in Microbiology and a degree equivalent in Biochemistry (MIBiol) both by day release. In 1983 I moved to the Department of Physiology and Biochemistry at the University of Reading where I was employed to run undergraduate practical classes.