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Dr. Kotryna Temcinaite

Head of research communications
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I’m responsible for the direction of our research communication and lead a team to deliver our work. We’re the experts in explaining what research findings mean. And support the charity to talk about our research and breast cancer research happening worldwide.

I have a degree in biochemistry and a PhD in a cancer-related field. It was during my PhD that I discovered my passion for communicating science. Science can be hard to understand with its jargon, complicated processes, and findings that are open to interpretation. I wanted to break down this barrier and help to make science open and accessible to everyone.   

I started my career at Diabetes UK as a research communications officer and moved across to Breast Cancer Now 2 years later.  

I’ve been at Breast Cancer Now for over 5 years. During this time, I’ve worked closely with the research teams we fund and our communications teams to raise the profile of our research and make it more accessible.  

As the head of research communications, I want to make sure that everyone knows about the ground-breaking research we fund, understands what difference it can make to people affected by breast cancer, and feels inspired to join us in our cause.

Research shouldn't be happening behind closed doors. What our scientists discover has an impact on so many people’s lives. Everyone should have access to research, be able to understand it and have an opinion on what researchers do and why they do it.

Dr Kotryna Temcinaite
Head of research communications

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