Expert Biography

Lisa has over twenty years experience within the field of Medical Microbiology. Having gained a doctorate in Molecular Virology she then went on to Public Health England (PHE) to specialise in designing molecular assays to detect and characterise pathogens of key public health significance. Whilst at PHE, Lisa was instrumental in setting up the nationwide Whole Genome Sequencing Service within the Genomic Development Unit.

Lisa has now hung up her pipette and has moved into Scientific Portfolio management, but remains a strong supporter of ladies in STEM, participating in STEM outreach events wherever possible and is a semi-professional Stand-up Comedian of eight years experience.

Television Credits:

  •  Full Fat TV, Birmingham
  •  Co-Presenter/Scientific Contributor
  •  March 2020
  •  Coronavirus: How Clean Is your House (Channel 4 TV)


  • Tigress Productions, Bristol
  • Co-Presenter/Scientific Contributor
  • July 2018
  • The Great British Germ Hunt (Channel 4 TV)


  • Wall to Wall, Bristol
  • On-Screen Microbiology Expert/Scientific Contributor
  • Jan 2019
  • The Twinstitute (BBC2 TV)
Contact Expert
  • 01305 206743
  • Molecular Virologist / Medical Microbiologist
  • Virology, Microbiology, Science