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Professor Paul Matthews

Institute Director

Paul Matthews is the Director of the Rosalind Franklin Institute, Edmond and Lily Safra Professor of Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics […]

Mark Driver

Chief Operating Officer

Mark joined the Franklin after 10 years in Public Health England and the UK Health Security Agency, spending most of […]

Sarah Hollitzer

Executive Assistant to Professor Paul Matthews, Institute Director

Sarah is the Executive Assistant to the Institute Director, Professor Paul Matthews. She has over 14 years’ experience working as […]

Georgia Mugglestone

Personal Assistant to Professor Ben Davis

Georgia is the Personal Assistant to the Deputy Director and Science Director Professor Ben Davis.   She has over 7 […]

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 […]

Dan McManus

Business Development and Stakeholder Engagement Officer

After graduating from the University of Manchester with a degree in Biology, Dan spent 2 years working in a high-throughput […]

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

Senior Facilities Assistant

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

Vikky Oliver

Facilities Assistant

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

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 […]

Heather Meek

Quality Assurance Assistant

Since relocating to Oxfordshire after finishing her Masters degree in Assisted Reproduction  Technology, Heather has worked in a variety of […]

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.

Carol-Ann McGuinness

Finance Manager

Carol-Ann is AAT qualified, her career in finance started as office administrator for a life sciences company, who manufactured hardware […]

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

Senior 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

Azeem works with the Finance team, aiding with the day-today tasks.  He is currently studying his AAT (Association of Accounting […]

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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