Excited to be returning to I'm a Scientist for a second time.
Icknield High School 1981. Luton Sixth Form College 1983. Royal Holloway College 1986- BSc Biochemistry. Southampton University 1990.
13 O-levels (what they called GCSEs in the old days), 3 A-levels (Chemistry, Biology, Maths), BSc Biochemistry with Microbiology, PhD, DSc.
I have worked in many roles in UK universities as a researcher, lecturer and professor. I have worked at the universities of London, Nottingham, Northampton and Southampton.
I am Professor of Human Nutrition and the Deputy Head of School of Biosciences.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Enthusiastic, busy, supportive (and excited about doing this!- sorry I cheated)
Who is your favourite singer or band?
My favourite is a band called Yes (from the 1970s) but I really like London Grammar at the moment too.
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Flying in a glider. It was quite scary landing with no engine and just one wheel.
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
1. To be World President. 2. To go into space. 3. To be a member of the first mission to Mars. If I achieved number 3, then the first two might change a bit!
Tell us a joke.
What do you call two dinosaurs that have been in an accident? Tyrannosaurus wrecks.