Whilst undertaking her BSc (Hons) Neuropsychology degree, Tania developed a strong interest in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders and worked with several researchers to gain relevant experience in this area.

After graduating, she joined The University of Sheffield as a Research Technician to continue expanding her scientific knowledge and laboratory skills. Tania's role primarily involved testing potential new compounds for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), using high-throughput screening in co-culture models of patient-derived astrocytes and healthy motor neurons. Contributing to this project solidified Tania's passion for translational research, and encouraged her to apply for the PhD project funded by the NIHR Exeter BRC, which aims to identify novel therapeutic targets for TDP-43 proteinopathies such as ALS.