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Introducing our new Relationships Manager, Dr Karen Smith


Introduction from Dr Karen Smith, our new Relationship Manager for Medical and Life Sciences.

I instigate new and develop existing opportunities for partnerships with private, public and third sector organisations based on the world leading research conducted in the Faculty of Medicine and the Schools of Biological Science, Chemistry and Pharmacy. I work closely with academics to promote key research capabilities through knowledge exchange, impact, enterprise and engagement.

Following several years in management consultancy with EY and IMS Health I worked at University of Cambridge in several roles including Head of the Corporate Liaison Office and Executive Director of the Cambridge Computational Biology Institute and at UCL as Director of Bioprocess Leadership.

I gained extensive experience in developing strategic, high-value relationships with stakeholders including companies of all sizes, academic institutions, government bodies, knowledge transfer networks, professional institutions and sponsors.
I hold several degrees including two Masters degrees and a PhD from Emmanuel College, Cambridge(Neuroanatomy).