Clare received her undergraduate degree in Zoology from the University of Edinburgh (2000) before joining Moredun as a research assistant in the parasitology division. Whilst in that role, she completed a Masters by Research (University of Edinburgh; 2003) in the optimisation of detection methods for Cryptosporidium parvum in shellfish. Clare then went on to gain a PhD (Trinity College Dublin; 2005) in research on Toxocara canis before taking up a postdoc position (Dublin City University; 2005-2008) working on liver fluke. Following this, Clare held a lecturing position at University College Dublin (2008-2012) teaching parasitology and immunology to veterinary students. Clare joined Moredun in 2013 to work on a collaborative research project between Moredun and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts (West Indies) investigating the epidemiology and genetic diversity of T. gondii in the Caribbean. More recently, she has focused on Cryptosporidium spp., looking at how molecular profiling can inform on potential transmission routes of the parasite at farm-level. Clare will also be investigating whether management practices and behaviours are associated with transmission patterns of the parasite.