Aaron is a Senior Research Fellow working in the Faculty of Health and Life Science and is the head of Exeter Sequencing Facility.

Among a variety of sequencing projects Aaron was involved in sequencing relating to the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic, first as a contributor to COG-UK and later through development and use of rapid SARS-CoV-2 genome sequencing from wastewater samples to track the dynamic nature of variants/lineages at a population level.

The Exeter Sequencing Facility now provides collaboration to a wide range of projects in various faculties and research areas including biosciences, epigenetics/neurodegeneration, aquaculture, geography and many others.