Bachelor of Science in Microbiology with honors, University College London, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology, University College London, 1976.
Quain student in biology University College London, 1976-1982. Research fellow Lister Institute Lister Institute, 1982-1985. Lecturer in biochemistry University Oxford, 1985-1996, professor biochemistry, since 1996.
Member Society of General Microbiology, Bio-chemical Society, American Society of Microbiology.
Married John Gordon Ralph Jefferys, November 22, 1975. Children: Georgina Clare, Elizabeth Eva.