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Receiving the President's Medal for Outstanding Assistant Supervision from Imperial's Provost, Professor Ian Walmsley.

I am formally recognised by Imperial College London as an Assistant Supervisor, working with five students within the Stevens Group. Previously, I supervised two MSci students within the Department of Physics, Imperial College London

My role includes designing projects, working alongside and mentoring students through their PhD projects. In 2019, I was awarded the President’s Medal for Outstanding Assistant Supervision for this work.

Lecturing & Demonstrating

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Delivering a virtual lecture to MEng and MSc students.

Since 2019, I have delivered a series of guest lectures, both in person and virtually, on Tailoring Cell-Biomaterial Interfaces, as part of the Advanced Tissue Engineering module. These lectures were delivered to fourth-year undergraduates studying on the MEng in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering course and masters students taking the MSc Advanced Materials Science and Engineering course.

I was previously a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of Physics, Imperial College London, guiding first-year physics students through laboratory experiments. I demonstrated in lab, and designed, supervised and assessed first-year undergraduate projects.

Read the lecture notes here:


In 2020, I developed and delivered an invited workshop, Analysing High-Content Analysis Data from CellProfiler Using R Programming Language, to students from the Bath University Centre for Therapeutic Innovation in Quantitative Imaging Hub.

This workshop sets out a framework for importing and working with image analysis pipeline data in the R programming language. The workshop materials and example code are freely available.

Access the workshop materials here