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Business Partnerships Office
Boundary Brook House
Churchill Drive

Maxine Allen

Director of Business Partnerships

I’m the Business Partnerships Lead for the Medical Sciences Division and my role is to promote and support industry engagement with the biomedical science departments at the University of Oxford and the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, (via the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre) through strategic alliances, R&D collaborations, contract and clinical research and resource sharing.

My academic background is in genetics and biomarker discovery.  I moved to industry after my PhD and worked for 10 years at biotech companies in the US and UK as a postdoc, group leader and programme manager.   I joined the University of Oxford in 2005 as a programme manager for academic-industry consortia and set-up the divisional Business Development team (now known as Business Partnerships Office) with Professor Sir John Bell in 2010.