Institute for Sustainability

Staff Profile

Dr Amy Brown

Research Funding Development Manager

Background

Research Funding Development Manager - Experimental Medicine and Translational Research

I support researchers in the development of projects and funding applications to move ideas and solutions a step nearer to the clinical environment and/or commercial use. 

I previously worked in the Science Agriculture and Engineering Faculty Research Funding Development team primarily supporting the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences and the School of Engineering.

I am based in the Newcastle Joint Research Office and work across the three faculties of the University. If you are involved in experimental medicine and translational research or would like to be, are preparing an application or would like some advice with regards to funding strategy please do get in touch.

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 P&G and 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.  At Oxford, I researched the single molecule behaviour of K channels and then undertook postdoctoral research in biocatalysis and directed evolution of CYP450s 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 Newcastle University

Selected Awards

Scholar, The Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers

Senior Scholar, Hertford College, University of Oxford