Senior Business Partnerships Manager
Working in the Business Partnerships Office, Medical Sciences Division, I support the Director of Business Partnerships in promoting stronger links between the division and businesses in order to secure significant funding and resources to drive collaborative research. I provide dedicated partnership management for key strategic university-business relationships, including Bristol Myers Squibb with whom I’ve been working for 4 years. I manage, train and support the development of other Business Partnerships Office team members and lead on progressing a portfolio of new partnering opportunities alongside the development and implementation of strategies to increase business collaborations.
Prior to joining the team at Oxford I worked at the University of Bristol in the Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation team focusing on impact development and industry engagement in Biomedical Sciences. I spent 3 years at the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) where I managed collaborative funding mechanisms including the Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst and Research Industry Clubs in Bioprocessing, Biorefining, Animal Health and Horticulture. I obtained my Engineering Doctorate in Biopharmaceutical Process Development from Newcastle University, working in collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline.