About Ashley

I completed my undergraduate degree in Cell Biology at Durham University. Following this, I moved down to London to undertake an MRes in Biomedical and Translational Sciences. Currently, I am a PhD student in the Wattlab. My research focuses on correlating genetic change with changes in cell biology in squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck; with a particular focus on inactivating NOTCH1 mu...

I completed my undergraduate degree in Cell Biology at Durham University. Following this, I moved down to London to undertake an MRes in Biomedical and Translational Sciences. Currently, I am a PhD student in the Wattlab. My research focuses on correlating genetic change with changes in cell biology in squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck; with a particular focus on inactivating NOTCH1 mutation. As well as research I strongly believe in the importance of public engagement in Science. As such, I am a STEM ambassador and part of the voice of young science venture. I also frequently visit schools and youth centres to increase enthusiasm and widen participation in science. After my PhD, I plan to stay within the field of cancer research. I’m particularly interested in transnational projects and if there was a way to incorporate my enjoyment of public engagement, even perhaps through lecturing or patient contact, this would be a bonus.