MSc PhD AFHEA
- Teaching Fellow, MSc in Precision Cancer Medicine
My role as a Teaching Fellow involves providing academic guidance and support to the students. This is done through multiple means such as delivery of lectures and tutorials in specialist subject matter, assessment of formative assignments, reviewing and updating course materials and design, delivery of talks on generic skills such as essay writing and academic presentations and also monitoring overall student performance and progression.
I did my MSc in Cancer Sciences at the University of Glasgow which led me to pursue a PhD in Cancer Medicine at the University of Aberdeen.
My PhD involved objectively analysing morphological and immunological changes in premalignant and malignant head and neck tissue sections, using image analysis and digital pathology. This consisted of analysing changes in cell shape and size, measuring the changes in the irregularity of the basement membrane using fractal geometry, quantification of immune infiltrates in the tumour microenvironment and analysing the role of suppressive immune checkpoints in tumour progression.