A bioscientist by background, I am able draw on my wide experience of both the business and academic areas of the biological and medical sciences to drive success and innovation. I have achieved excellence in the field of research, having been first author on a paper in Nature. I now combine my knowledge and understanding of cutting-edge science with my significant applications, product management and business development experience to achieve success in the commercial side of science. I have experience of working in a variety of settings and dealing with a variety of types of organizations including big Pharma, academic spin-out companies, distributors, and technology platform providers. I have also worked with pure researchers, vaccine and drug developers and medical diagnostic labs. I am keen to foster and encourage collaboration between the commercial and academic sectors which can draw on the complementary expertise of both.