Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Amy Brown

Research Funding Facilitator

Background

Research Development Team for the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE)

I am a point of contact for the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences and work flexibly within the team to respond to research development opportunities across the SAgE Faculty, including facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration across the University. I continue to support the Institute for Sustainability in connecting Newcastle University's research with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Background

I am a Medicinal Chemistry Graduate from Newcastle University and returned to the city to join the Institute for Sustainability team as a Research Coordinator in 2014, having spent a number of years pursuing academic and research interests elsewhere in the UK.

Upon leaving Newcastle, I enjoyed a period of time working in industry for Johnson and Johnson, before moving to the University of Oxford to undertake a DPhil in Chemical Biology under the supervision of Prof Hagan Bayley FRS and then postdoctoral research in Biocatalysis at the University of Manchester with Prof Andrew Munro.

Qualifications

2004-2008 DPhil Chemistry (Chemical Biology) Hertford College, University of Oxford

1999-2003 MChem Medicinal Chemistry (1st Class Honours) Newcastle University

Selected Awards

2005-2010 Scholar, The Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers

2005-2007 Senior Scholar, Hertford College, University of Oxford

2003 Astra Zeneca Prize for Medicinal Chemistry, Newcastle University

2002 Glaxo Wellcome Award for Academic Merit, Newcastle University