Department: Clinical Science and Services

Campus: Hawkshead

Research Centres: Clinical Investigation Centre

Jade is a BBSRC LIDo funded PhD student investigating the genetic architecture of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) in cats, supervised by Dr Androniki Psifidi, Professor Virginia Luis Fuentes, Professor David Connolly (RVC) and Professor Perry Elliot (UCL).

Jade is a member of the Veterinary Clinical Genomics Group

Jade is a geneticist currently undertaking a PhD researching the genetic architecture of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) in cats at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) and University College London (UCL). Prior to her PhD Jade has worked as a clinical research virologist at both UCL and Public Health England, investigating viral transmission through next generation sequencing. In addition to research Jade has been involved in numerous teaching and science communication events including being a passionate STEM ambassador. 

  • Burn, CC; Raffle, J; Bizley, JK. (2020). Does ‘playtime’ reduce stimulus-seeking and other boredom-like behaviour in laboratory ferrets? Animal Welfare. 29 (1): DOI:
  • Kostaki G, Frampton, D; Parakevis, D; Pantavou, K; Ferns, B; Raffle, J; Grant, P; Kozlakidid, Z; Hadijikou, A; Pavlintina, E’ Williams, LD; Hatzakis, A; Friedman, SR; Nastouli, E; Nikolopoulos, GK. (2019) . Near Full-length Genomic Sequencing and Molecular Analysis of HIV-Infected Individuals in a Network-based Intervention (TRIP) in Athens, Greece: Evidence that Transmissions Occur More Frequently from those with High HIV-RNA. Current HIV Research. 16 (5): DOI : 10.2174/1570162X17666190130120757.

  • Houlihan, C; Frampton, D; Ferns, B; Raffle, J; Grant, P; Reidy, M; Hail, L; Thomson, K; Mattes, F; Kozlakidis, Z; Pillay, D; Hayward, A; Nastouli, E; (2018) Use of Whole-Genome Sequencing in the Investigation of a Nosocomial Influenza Virus Outbreak. The Journal of Infectious Diseases.

  • Yebra, G; Frampton D; Gallo Cassarino T; Raffle, J; Hubb, J; Ferns, B; Kozlakidis, Z; Hayward, A; Kellam, P; Pillay, D; Clark, D; Nastouli, E; J. Leigh Brown, A; (2018) A High HIV-1 Strain Variability in London, UK, Revealed by Full Genome Analysis: Results from the ICONIC Project. PLoS ONE, 13 (2): e0192081.

  • Garattini, C; Raffle, J; Aisyah, D.N; Sartain, F; Kozlakidis, Z; (2017) Big Data Analytics, Infectious Diseases and Associated Ethical Impacts. Philos. Technol, 1-17.

  • Harvala, H; Frampton, D; Grant, P; Raffle, J; Ferns, RB; Kozlakidis, Z; Kellam, P; (2017) Emergence of a novel subclade of influenza A(H3N2) virus in London, December 2016 to January 2017. Eurosurveillance, 22 (8). 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2017.22.8.30466.


PGTA skills facilitator for Year 1, 2 and Gateway students at the Royal Veterinary College

STEM Ambassador Representing STEM research careers at school career days


Public Engagement Event "Night at the Vet College - Animal Wellbeing" 2017

Presentation of research during an event open to the general public - Does ‘playtime’ reduce stimulus-seeking and other boredom-like behaviour in laboratory ferrets?

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