Dr Freestone’s academic expertise is in clinical microbiology. One of her key interests is public engagement: demystifying complex science concepts in an accessible way. She shares her expertise on topical science subjects with the media, especially with respect to infectious diseases, home hygiene and food safety.
During the COVID-19 outbreak Dr Freestone has been working with the media to explain key science issues to the public. She is currently communicating the rationales behind the Government and Public Health England’s Covid-19 advice, answering queries from local media, and providing guidance on home hygiene protection in consumer publications.