Expert has over 30 years' industry experience in biopharmaceuticals and applied biotechnology gained at Wellcome Biotech, SmithKline Beecham, where she held research management roles, and as cofounder of a successful spin-out biotech company. For the past 10 years she has run her own consultancy business and has worked with many of the leading UK universities, medical institutions, international biotech companies and investors, providing analysis of healthcare innovations in many areas, with a key focus on molecular diagnostics and personalised medicine. Services include intellectual property evaluation, due diligence, market research, competitor intelligence and business development.
Responsibilities: Founder Director and Principal Consultant. Providing consultancy for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector
Years: 1997 to 2001
Title: Founder and Director of Molecular Biology
Responsibilities: One of 4 founders, Expert set up and directed the molecular biology department and also was technology transfer manager for the commercialsation of its platform technologies.
Years: 1989 to 1997
Employer: SmithKline Beecham
Title: Head of Eukaryotic Expression group
Responsibilities: Expert led several research groups including Eukaryotic Expression group, Herpes New target group, hepatitis C virus feasibility Study group.
Years: 1980 to 1988
Employer: Wellcome Biotech
Title: Senior Scientist
Responsibilities: Expert was engaged as a senior technician in Wellcome Biotech's biopharmaceutucal group, and was promoted to senior scientist level before leaving to complete PhD. Areas of research included malaria vaccines and recombinant interferons.