About Me


I am an experienced medical mycologist who has worked in medical mycology for over 20 years. This includes working in the NHS for over 15 years, lecturing in various universities in the UK and abroad and delivering mycology training courses since 1998.

I am passionate about teaching and training and have taught and trained a wide range of groups in clinical, academic and professional settings, using varied methods including lecture-based teaching, practical courses and interactive case studies.

I am happy to deliver courses wherever there are suitable facilities, either within the UK or internationally.  As well as courses in the UK, I have delivered practical mycology training courses in the Middle East and India.



BSc Microbiology – University of Leeds 1989

PhD Microbiology and Immunology – University of Leeds 1993

State Registered Clinical Scientist (CS 00067) – Health and Care Professions Council

Certificate of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education – University of Leeds 1995

PRINCE2 Practitioner Certificate in Project Management – October 2015


Experience and Professional Roles


  • Mycologist with over 20 years experience in medical mycology
  • Previously Principal Clinical Scientist at the Mycology Reference Centre, Leeds, UK (1997-2014)
  • Course organiser for the British Society for Medical Mycology course in Diagnostic Medical Mycology since 1998
  • Visiting Lecturer,  School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Leeds
  • Adjunct Faculty, Department of Microbiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
  • Course organiser or invited faculty for Medical Mycology courses in India and Kuwait
  • Member of the British Society for Medical Mycology committee (2014-2017)
  • Vice President of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (2012-2015; re-elected 2015-2018)
  • Editor for Medical Mycology (2009-2015)




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