What do you wish you’d invented?
Microsoft Excel. As someone who loves a good spreadsheet I have probably used Excel most days throughout my adult life! It has so many applications at work and home and it just makes my life so much better.
What do you love about working in Kinapse?
The people and the opportunities. I’ve had the pleasure of working with some incredible individuals and teams from around the world, and I’m proud of what we have achieved together. Those achievements have been made possible by the Kinapse culture which has always been one that supports you – if you have an idea and the drive then you have the chance to make it happen.
What has made you proud in your career?
I’m proud that I got to be part of the team that pulled together the Kinapse values. Those values have been a key part of the organisation’s fabric, and helped us build such a great team. That messaging has enabled us to bring in the right talent, hold each other to account and work together in an encouraging and supportive environment.
Where were you before?
I started out my career at CMR International where I was involved in benchmarking R&D and clinical trial performance. From there I joined the Kinapse Consulting practice for several years, before moving into my current role in the Kinapse Operational Services team.
What’s your favourite book?
2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke. The film is a masterpiece but I just love the extra detail and scale that you get from the book.
Why did you choose to work in the life sciences industry?
I ended up in the life sciences purely by chance. After graduating I took up a temporary role to save up and go travelling for six months, but I found myself enjoying the work so much that the temporary role became a proper job which turned into a career! Sadly, the idea of the six month trip is still on hold.
Over the years I’ve come to appreciate the huge impact this industry can have across the globe, and I love being a part of that. I might not be personally developing new treatments but I get to do my bit to have a positive impact on patients and their families.