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I have always wished for my research to directly make an impact on the lives of patients and improve quality of life. This led me to take great interest in the biomedical aspects of my Biological Sciences degree and its clinical applications at the University of East Anglia. Upon graduating I was fortunate enough to gain myself a place at Bournemouth University, match funded by the NHS, to complete my PhD. This has allowed me to work closely with clinicians within the Medical Physics and neighbouring departments at Poole Hospital.


My PhD research focuses on tracking the natural history of Autonomic Dysfunction (AD) in colorectal cancer patients as they progress through their treatment pathway, as well as investigating a potential for recovery of autonomic tone following successful completion of treatment. It is hoped, should my findings prove to be significant, that this will allow the symptoms of AD to be treated and thus improve quality of life and perhaps tolerance to chemotherapy.

We also wish to trial the use of wear-able technology in order to monitor patients at rest in their home environment. It is hoped this will greatly reduce the number of hospital visits required, reduce the effect of White Coat Syndrome and produce measurements with greater reliability.

Conference Presentations

  • Bournemouth University Annual Postgraduate Conference, A Longitudinal Study of the Effect of Cancer and its Treatment on Autonomic Tone and Peripheral Sensitivity [Poster], 08 Mar 2017, Bournemouth University
  • Bi-Annual CoPMRE, Autonomic Dysfunction & Cancer, 13 Apr 2016, Bournemouth University
  • Bournemouth University Annual Post Graduate Conference, Autonomic Dysfunction & Cancer (Poster), 09 Mar 2016, Bournemouth University


  • BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences (University of East Anglia, 2015)
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