I am working at the Campus for Ageing and Vitality as an Academic Teaching Fellow. My time is split between teaching undergraduate medical students at Newcastle University and facilitating research with the Clinical Ageing Research Unit and the Biomedical Research Centre.
The areas of research I am involved in relate to frailty, with a particular focus of sarcopoenia, and movement disorders including Parkinson’s Disease. My role within these teams includes identifying and consenting suitable patients for research studies, monitoring the health of patients enrolled in clinical trails and performing procedures such as muscle biopsy.
My teaching commitment involves delivering small group tuition to help deliver the medical school curriculum, examining students during their formal assessments and mentoring a small group of final year students. I will also be studying for a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education as part of this role.
Prior to joining the Newcastle team, I have worked as a junior doctor in a range of medical specialties in Sheffield, Bangor and Cardiff.