I moved to Dalton and Dalton State College in 2008 after obtaining a BSc Hons. Bachelors degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Nottingham, England, a MPH Master's degree in Public Health from the University of Manchester, England and a D.Phil. (PhD) in Clinical Medicine from the University of Oxford, England. I began teaching alongside these studies and it quickly became a passion, and I have worked with students from all over the globe with different backgrounds and abilities. I focus on student engagement in my classes using different interactive teaching methods and tailor my classes towards each different group of learners.
My doctoral research was in clinical infectious diseases focused on pathogenesis of severe Plasmodium falciparum malarial infection and I retain an interest in this through volunteer and charity work. Since moving to the United States, I have developed an interest in environmental pollutants and burden of infectious diseases in local tick and mosquito vectors both locally in NW Ga and the Southern States.I encourage actively student involvement in research and am happy to talk to interested students at any time.