Dr Cheryl Walter


Lecturer in Microbiology

Role at Hull York Medical School

Cheryl is a Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences, contributing towards teaching on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes specialising in microbiology. Cheryl is also the director of studies for non-clinical degrees in the Centre for Biomedicine.


Cheryl completed her PhD in Microbiology from Rhodes University in 2008 researching Tetraviruses. Her postdoctoral work at the University of Leeds (2008-2014) involved both emerging and established human viral pathogens. Cheryl's current research interests include virus-host interactions, novel antiviral therapies and emerging viral threats, as well as expanding on pedagogical research interests, in particular innovative teaching practises and attainment gaps in biomedical sciences


Cheryl is interested in virus-host interactions especially virus egress, novel antiviral therapies and emerging viral pathogens. Cheryl has also contributed towards pathogen point of care testing device research.


Cheryl contributes towards teaching on the following programmes of study:

BSc. (Hons.) Biomedical Science
BSc. (Hons.) Forensic Science
MSc. Biomedical Sciences
BSc. (Hons.) Biochemistry


Dr. John Barr (University of Leeds)

Dr. Andrew Tuplin (University of Leeds)

Prof. Nicole Pamme (Stockholm University)

External roles

Paper reviewer for Archives of Virology
Fellow of the IBMS
Senior fellow of Advance HE
External PGR examiner for University of Leeds