I have an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from the University of York, a Masters degree in Science Culture and Communication from the University of Bath, and a Masters by Research degree in Science and Technology Studies from the University of Edinburgh. I am now undertaking a PhD in Science and Technology Studies at Edinburgh exploring the social dimensions of synthetic biology.
Before arriving at Edinburgh, I also held a professional career spanning a period of over 13 years. I started work as a Commissioning Editor in online scientific publishing before moving into broader online product development roles. I have extensive experience in specifying and managing the build and in-life use of a wide variety of online products and services and have worked with public, private and third sectors. Most recently I worked as a Director of Business Analysis and Head of Product Development for the FTSE 100, RELX Group.
2017 - present: PhD in Science and Technology Studies, University of Edinburgh
2016 - 2017: MSc(R) (with Distinction) in Science and Technology Studies, University of Edinburgh
2001 - 2002: MSc in Science, Culture and Communication, University of Bath
1998 - 2001: BSc (Hons) (2:1) in Biology, University of York
Overview of Professional Experience
2013 - 2016: Director of Business Analysis and Head of Product Development, Reed Business Information (part of the RELX group)
2013 - 2013: Senior Technical Product Manager, Reed Business Information (part of the RELX group)
2011 - 2012: Technical Product Manager, Reed Business Information (part of the RELX group)
2007 - 2011: 2 x Product Development roles, NHS Choices
2005 - 2007: 2 x Management roles, Asbestos Watchdog
2003 - 2005: Commissioning Editor for F1000 Medicine, Current Science Group
2019 - present: Instructor, 'Social Dimensions of Systems and Synthetic Biology' postgraduate course, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh.
2019 - present: Tutor, 'Science, Nature and Environment' undergraduate course, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh.
Working Title: Exploring the place of the human in mammalian synthetic biology practices
Professor Jane Calvert
Dr Erika Szymanski
Dr Robert Smith