I hold a BSc in Biomedical Science with First Class Honors and a MSc with Distinction in Industrial Biotechnology from Liverpool John Moores University. I also worked within Upstream Development at Allergan Biologics Limited as an industrial placement student. During my time at the University of Leeds I have completed a MSc with Merit in Tissue Engineering and undertaken a clinical placement at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals alongside my PhD.
My PhD is focused on haemarthrosis of the ankle joint which is predominantly prevalent in haemophiliac males of both younger and older generations as opposed to osteoarthritis which is seen on a larger scale later on in life. From the age of 2 years old haemarthrosis can develop and despite the adoption of prophylactic treatment, it is still a major clinical manifestation of haemophlia, one that is under-represented. By furthering the understanding of both the biological and mechanical effects of haemarthrosis within the ankle joint, different stages of diagnosis and intervention can be determined to prevent the need for end-stage surgical procedures.