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Professor James Naismith


Professor Naismith grew up in Hamilton, in the west of Scotland attending local state schools. He graduated from Edinburgh in […]

Sarah Hollitzer

Executive Assistant to Professor James Naismith

Sarah is the Executive Assistant to Professor James Naismith. She has over 14 years’ experience working as an Executive Assistant […]

Georgia Mugglestone

Personal Assistant to Professor Ben Davis

I have been working in administration for just over 6 years. My most recent role was working for a Logistics […]

Kellie Farmer

Operations Support Assistant

Kellie has worked in the legal, education and technology industries in both an Administration Assistant and Personal Assistant capacity.  She […]

Laura Holland

Director of Strategic Marketing

Laura Holland is Director of Strategic Marketing at the Rosalind Franklin Institute. She has been with the organisation since its […]

Dr Becky Nadal

Strategic Projects Manager

Becky has 12+ years’ experience in the University sector providing professional support in the formation, design and delivery of strategic […]

Lucy Matkin

Research Grants Manager

Lucy has 4+ years experience managing scientific research projects. Most recently Lucy worked for the University of Oxford managing a […]

Dr Hazel Housden

Innovation and Translation Manager

Hazel is the Innovation and Translation Manager. She was previously Head of Intellectual Property at an industrial microbiology company, Green […]

Dr Caitlin Higgott

Communications and Engagement Manager

Caitlin is the communications and engagement manager, which means she covers everything from schools to stakeholder engagement, and internal communications […]

Dr Alice Fraser

Communications Officer

Alice is a communications officer at the Franklin, she enjoys communicating and engaging others in science and has been involved […]

Jen Murray

Head of Facilities

I gained my first experience of labs at Aptuit on Milton Park where I held the role of Facilities and […]

Stephen Cross

Operations Support Technician

Stephen is the operations support technician at the Franklin. His role involves supporting the building team with the smooth running […]

Vikky Oliver

Facilities Assistant

For most of Vikky’s career has been laboratory based. This has included medical research companies and cleaning forensics labs. For […]

Nanda Rodrigues

Interim Head of Quality and Health and Safety

Nanda joins us from UKRI. Nanda has both scientific and business experience having done both.  She worked at MRC Harwell […]

Jamelah Owusu-Yianomah

Quality Manager

Jamelah is responsible for the development and implementation if the quality management system. She has over 8 years’ experience in […]

Gordon Perry

Health and Safety Advisor

Gordon is responsible for ensuring that the management of safety, health and environment is structured and maintained for the Franklin […]

Marta Jencekova

Health and Safety Assistant

For almost 10 years, Marta was a member of Facilities and H&S department at Cellmark, a UKAS and ISO accredited […]

Lydia Armes

Director of HR

Lydia brings a wealth of experience gained within diverse global and UK based organisations. Lydia has worked for a number […]

Marina Haines

HR Advisor

Marina joined the Franklin as an HR Assistant and was responsible for coordinating recruitment and providing HR assistance to the […]

Aneta Kingston

Recruitment Specialist

Aneta works at the Franklin as a recruitment specialist having previously gained HR and recruitment experience in further education and […]

Olivia Belcher

HR & Recruitment Coordinator

For the past 8 years, I have worked within the care home industry within the Administration department, working on Recruitment […]

Reshma Roy

Early Careers Lead

Raised in Saudi Arabia, Reshma pursued her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in India and is currently on the brink of […]

Phil King

Training Coordinator

Phil has over 14 years experience in training and training delivery in the charity sector and the construction sector, and […]

Caroline Rudman

Financial Controller

Caroline is the financial controller of the Franklin.

Lauren Jordan

Finance Systems Project Manager

Lauren joined the Franklin as Finance Manager. She is responsible for the day to day management of the finance team, […]

Fi Collins

Assistant Finance Manager

Fi moved down to Oxfordshire 10 years ago from Edinburgh, having spent a number of years working as a legal […]

Ian Franklin

Procurement Manager

Ian has worked in procurement for over 20 years and has held various positions in the private and public sector, […]

Eva Gronbech

Finance Business Partner

Eva joined the Franklin as a finance business partner and is involved in various aspects of the finance function, including […]

Adam Atherton

Finance Assistant

Adam is a Finance Assistant working within the Finance Team here at the Rosalind Franklin Institute. He assists with the […]

Mohammad Azeem

Finance Assistant

Mohammad is a young and ambitious individual who seeks to learn. After completing his A-levels, he is now studying his […]

Niaz Khan

Head of IT

After leaving school, Niaz qualified as an Accountant with the Oxford Co-Operative but soon after joining Blackwells realised his career […]

Matthew Selby

IT Technician

Matthew Studied Computer Science, Maths and Further Maths at Didcot Sixth Form. During that time, he partook in additional Mathematics […]

Robin Kassam

IT Technician

Robin originally comes from a Motorsport background, studying Motorsport Engineering at the University of Bath and has recently changed directions […]

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