I have a PhD in genetics from the University of Nottingham, and I've been working with major UK medical charities for over 20 years.
I joined Cancer Research Campaign in 2000 – which would go on to become Cancer Research UK. I spent most of 2013 on secondment at the Academy of Medical Sciences, supporting early-career biomedical researchers. This involved mentoring, career support and policy development, and awarding grants.
I came to Breast Cancer Now in 2014, originally leading just the research team. Then in 2020, I became director of research, support and influencing, which means I’m responsible for much of our charitable work.