I have 20 years international business experience commercialising technology within both large multi-national corporations and small UK based companies. I specialise in imaging and detection technologies for life and physical science research and have specific expertise in applying cellular imaging and analysis in disease research and drug discovery. Over my career I have been responsible for diverse product portfolios (instruments, software and reagents), for developing and implementing market focused growth strategies to advance scientific discovery and understanding. I have broad executive business experience, working with universities, research institutes, manufacturers, and the bio-pharma industry. I've led large international sales and marketing teams, in more than 10 countries, with responsibility for revenues >$100M+. I'm equally passionate about developing people and teams, as technology and applications.
Originally from Scotland, I studied environmental chemistry at Edinburgh University before a transnational MSc in analytical chemistry between Aberdeen University and Spain. I then moved to London where I still live with my husband and children, to do an industry based PhD, also qualifying as a Chartered Chemist.
I am a regular volunteer both inside and outside the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). Starting as a Chemists’ Community Fund volunteer (10 years), I moved on to support the fund as a member its Grants Committee and then as chair (2015-present). I've also been an assistant shift leader for the homeless charity Crisis, a business consultant for Grow Movement in Uganda, and an industrial advisor and on the steering committee of the Centre for Doctoral Training at Birmingham University.