Claire is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Immunology and Gene Therapy at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. She graduated from Guy’s, King’s and St. Thomas’ School of Medicine in 2001 and then trained in Paediatrics, subspecialising in Paediatric Immunology and Immunodeficiency. She undertook a PhD in Prof Bobby Gaspar’s lab developing haematopoietic stem cell gene therapy to treat XLP.
She now works as a clinical academic involved in an expanding number of gene therapy clinical trials at Great Ormond Street Hospital which treats patients with immune deficiencies, haematological and metabolic disorders. Her pre-clinical research focuses on the development of gene therapy strategies to treat XLP-1 and XIAP deficiency using a conventional lentiviral mediated corrective strategy alongside exploration of novel gene editing techniques to facilitate targeted gene addition in both haematopoietic stem cells and T cells.