I am a University of Edinburgh Wellcome Trust ECAT Clinical Lecturer and Registrar in Respiratory Paediatrics at the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow. Prior to this I completed a PhD Fellowship in Molecular and Evolutionary Genetics at the MRC Institute of Genetics and Cancer. This included a secondment to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh to conduct SARS-CoV-2 sequencing at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. I sit on the Laboratory Technical Committee for Phase II of the World Health Organisation’s Global Respiratory Syncytial Virus Surveillance Program. My research interests are in the molecular epidemiology of potentially vaccine preventable diseases such as RSV and human metapneumovirus, and their post-infectious sequelae.