Favourite Thing: Discover stuff!
Poole Grammar School (1981 to 1987)
Reading University – 1987 to 1990 – Biochemistry and Physiology (BSc); Imperial College London – 1990 to 1993 – Biochemistry (PhD)
University College London, University of Bedfordshire
Professor of Musculoskeletal Biology
Me and my work
Growing working versions of tissues in the lab and using them to help understand normal and abnormal biology
My Typical Day
Lots of head scratching, debating and problem solving helped by the rare EUREKA moment! Oh, and tea :)
What I'd do with the money
I would spend the money on continuing to develop a session to deliver to both primary and secondary students
I have been working with colleagues to develop a session we can take around various schools and age groups to talk about human muscle physiology
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Enthusiastic, talkative, easily bored
Would you rather be a scientist or an athlete? And why?
I have tried to do both. I leave others to decide the relative successes!
If you could have a body super power, what would it be and why?
Flying – no commuting then
Which Olympic event would you most like to win? And why?
What did you want to be after you left school?
Someone who understood how the body worked – I thought that you could only do that by doing Medicine; I didn’t!
Were you ever in trouble in at school?
What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?
Working with teams of people to achieve things that hopefully can influence the future
Tell us a joke.
Knock knock? Who’s there? Interrupting sheep. Interrupting…BAA! BAA! BAA!