I grew up in the North East of Scotland and did my degree in Psychology and Biology at the University of Stirling. After graduating I completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science before embarking on an MSc in Biotechnology to allow me to do an independent research project. I joined the University of Dundee in 2000 as a screening technician and then quickly took on the role of Kinase Profiling Coordinator as the service grew and expanded. I find my work challenging as the services continually change and adapt to fit with current customer interests and needs. Outwith work I enjoy the outdoors; sailing, cycling, walking my dog and camping.