Kay carried out her PhD at the University of Edinburgh. She has an interest in host pathogen interactions and before joining the team her research focused on the immune response to avian and zoonotic pathogens using a variety of molecular and histological techniques.
Kay enjoys working in translational research. She joined the THT Group in 2019 to support the development of a pneumococcal human infection study. She has since become involved in various projects to support the progress of the devices and Smartprobes.