My lab tell me that “ALL important PIs have their CV on their website”, so in order to pretend to be important I’ve had to put mine here…embarrassing, huh?
I’m Professor of Infectious Diseases within the Institute of Microbiology & Infection and the School of Biosciences at the University of Birmingham. At the moment, I’m on a 60% secondment to the UK government, as Chief Scientific Advisor at the Food Standards Agency. The other 40% of my time is spent working with the lovely folk in the May Lab, trying to understand more about host-pathogen interactions.
2001 Budongo Forest Project, Uganda.
2005-2010 RCUK Fellow in Pathobiology, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham
2009-current Editor, PLoS Pathogens
2010-2016 Lister Fellow, University of Birmingham
2011 Reader in Infectious Diseases
2013 Professor in Infectious Diseases
2014 ERC Consolidator Awardee
2015 Royal Society Wolfson Merit Awardee
2015-current Editor, Science Advances
2016-2020 Co-Director, Wellcome Trust PhD Programme in Mechanisms of Inflammatory Disease
2017 – 2020 Director, Institute of Microbiology & Infection
2020 Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology
2020 Elected Treasurer, Microbiology Society
2020-current Chief Scientific Advisor, Food Standards Agency, UK Government