I am gay and I am a senior lecturer in human genomics.//
I did my undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at Oxford University from 1984-88 and then stayed on to do my PhD when I saw a studentship advertised as part of the MRC AIDS-Directed Programme. I then moved on to my first post-doc in human genetics and have remained in the field ever since. I did post-doc work in Oxford until 2003 when I moved to a position at Imperial College London as Genome Centre Lab Manager. In 2005, I became Lecturer in Complex Human Genetics. I worked at Imperial until 2015 on the genetics of common disease, mainly obesity. I then went to St George’s University of London as a Senior Lecturer in Human Genomics. My main focus is teaching now, both undergraduate and postgraduate. I was recently appointed Head of the Section of Molecular Biology and I am Editor-In-Chief of the journal Current Genetic Medicine Reports. I was deputy chair of the LGBT staff network for two years at Imperial and chair of the St George’s LGBT staff network for a year. I have been with my current partner since 2000 and we live out in Kent where we seem to spend most of our time walking the dog.