Professional summary

Rachel is a Molecular Microbiology Technician at UKCEH. Her main area of research is investigating antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the environment, looking particularly at antifungal resistance in air and soils, and antibacterial resistance in river water.

Within her field, she has worked on several topics, including: using citizen science to investigate human fungal pathogens in homes, farms and composters; carrying out river water sampling to investigate bacterial load and resistance; researching dissemination of AMR in the environment through wild animals; and, university projects on differing phenotypes of various strains of Candida albicans and Candida glabrata

Rachel has a BSc in Biological Sciences from the University of Exeter and an MSc in Medical Microbiology from Queen Mary University of London.