Claire uses computer science, maths and information theory to organize and analyse complex biological data, especially genetic data. She is known as a bio-informatician and has worked across the Norwich Research Park. She grew up in Norfolk, taking her undergraduate and masters degrees at UEA. Claire completed her PhD at the John Innes Centre and the Institute of Food Research in 2013, using computational techniques to study genetic variation in yeast. Since then, Claire has worked in the crop genetics department at John Innes Centre, studying genetic variation in old races of wheat.