I have a dairy farming background with a long-standing interest in understanding the mechanisms behind the decline in cow fertility. I am using this knowledge to develop novel therapeutic strategies to alleviate this subfertility and thus its adverse impact on the dairy industry. My principal focus has been the regulation and function of the ovary and its role in the establishment of pregnancy. A fascination of mine is how the corpus luteum develops so rapidly and the role that angiogenesis plays in underpinning this phenomenal growth. I am currently a lecturer in veterinary reproductive physiology at the Nottingham Vet School. I have been an active member of SRF since 1996 and have a strong desire to make the Society a success.
Outside of work, I have a fantastic family with a wonderful wife and two amazing little boys. We love to spend time outside discovering nature, walking with the dogs or down the allotment planting vegetables.