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Bioscience Impact Team


Bioscience Impact Team





Dr Vibhuti Patel - Head of Bioscience Impact Team

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Vibhuti is the Head of the Bioscience Impact Team, maintaining oversight on all funding and activities, supporting academics across the School to work with industrial and international contacts on relevant opportunities, and assisting in the development of REF impact case studies. Alongside this, she has recently been working with internal colleagues to look at best practice in the field of knowledge exchange, running workshops at conferences to engage with counterparts at other institutions across the UK and Europe. Vibhuti is currently seconded one day a week to the Strategic Partnerships Office as the University’s relationship manager for GSK. Vibhuti joined the University of Cambridge in March 2017 from the Royal Society of Chemistry where she held a number of roles in Publishing, Strategic Partnerships, and International Development; she has a B.Sc. in biochemistry and Ph.D. in biological mass spectrometry, both from the University of Warwick.


Saira Law - Bioscience Impact Team Administrator

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Saira Law is the Bioscience Impact Team Administrator. She has over thirty years experience of administration and leading on projects and programmes in the voluntary and public sectors. She has a BA in Sociology and Handicap and Disabilities, Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (BPAS) and Postgraduate Diploma in Museum Studies.


Dr Caroline Reynolds - Impact Facilitator

Caroline facilitates translational activities and industry engagement to increase the impact of the research conducted by researchers in the School of Biological Sciences, specifically managing two key institutional Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council funds: the Impact Acceleration Account and the Flexible Talent Mobility Account.

Caroline joined the University of Cambridge in September 2020 with experience gained as a scientist in industry, followed by grant and contract administration, business development and translational activities undertaken in charity and industry roles. She has a BSc in Animal Biochemistry and Nutrition and a PhD in Applied Animal Biochemistry both from the University of Nottingham.


Vacant post - Impact Advisor (currently not advertised)