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Leanne is a LIDo/BBSRC iCASE PhD student working under the supervision of Dr Guy Carpenter and Dr Rebecca Moazzez.

She obtained my undergraduate BSc in Biomedical Science at the University of Essex. Leanne then went on to work in diagnostic microbiology as a biomedical scientist until she started the NSHCS Scientist Training Programme in 2012. 

She completed her MSc in Clinical Science (Infection Science) at Queen Mary, University of London in this time whilst gaining HCPC registration as a Clinical Scientist. She then worked as a Research Clinical Scientist in bone and joint infections until she joined FoDOCS at King's College London.

Her PhD project is based on novel protease identification and transcriptomics in oral multispecies biofilms.