Claire gained her PhD in 2002 and since then has worked in the field of cancer research. Claire has previously held a post at the prestigious MRC Cancer Cell Unit in Cambridge before returning to Swansea University. Claire is based at the Institute of Life Science 1 where her research focuses on cancer drug discovery and gene manipulation. She has recently been awarded Cancer Research UK and Welsh Government Funding to further her drug discovery research.
Claire is an Associate Professor in cancer Genetics and is Programme Director for the Msc Genomic Medicine course. Claire, as Programme Director, established the first fully NHS- supported Genomic Medicine course in Wales. Claire is also an invited member of Genomics Partnership Wales and Wales Gene Park Strategic Advisory group.
Claire is also Programme Director for the BSc Genetics and Medical Genetics degree schemes and teaches on all the UG degree schemes including the Genetics/ Medical Genetics/Applied Medical Sciences and Population Health and Medical Sciences BSc degree schemes in the School of Medicine.
She is a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and has several external reviewer roles.