SPRITE+ Project Manager: Dr Natalie Theodoulou
Natalie conducted her undergraduate studies in Chemistry at the University of Oxford before joining GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) as a Medicinal Chemist. During her 5 years at GSK, Natalie completed her Industrial PhD in Chemistry (in collaboration with the University of Strathclyde) and worked on a variety of drug discovery programmes for cancer, respiratory and infectious disease. In addition to her lab work, Natalie supervised undergraduate and postgraduate students and worked with researchers from various institutions on academic-industry partnerships and collaborative networks. Natalie undertook a leading role in the GSK Chemistry community through the organisation of international conferences, training events and academic lecture programmes. Following a position in the Technology Transfer Office at the University of Salford, Natalie joined the University of Manchester as a Research Impact Officer in the Faculty of Science and Engineering. In this role, Natalie supported academics to deliver impact from their research and managed various funding schemes and multidisciplinary research networks. Natalie has since joined the SPRITE+ team as Project Manager, responsible for managing all operational activities to ensure delivery of the work programme.