Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineFaculty of Medicine Centre

Research Manager







Commonwealth BuildingHammersmith Campus





Paula is a Research Manager in the Faculty of Medicine, supporting the Departments of Brain Sciences and Infectious Disease. She is based at the Hammersmith Campus.

Paula supports academic and research staff in their research activities, with a focus on grant funding. She can provide guidance on funding opportunities, assistance with internal and internally managed funding schemes and advice on writing grants, particularly non-scientific aspects e.g. impact summaries and public engagement plans. She will also liaise with Heads of Department to provide letters of support/host institutional statements as needed. Additionally, she can organise peer review for grant applications and mock interviews for shortlisted candidates.

Paula is a scientist by training and has worked in clinical trials and project management in both academia and the pharmaceutical industry in a wide range of disease areas from tropical medicine (malaria treatments) to cancer (small molecule therapies, immunotherapeutics and screening / prevention). She holds a current Project Management Professional qualification from the Project Management Institute.

Paula has been at Imperial College London since 2015 (this time around) when she joined as a Project Manager for the Cancer Screening and Prevention Research Group, Dept. of Surgery and Cancer (Amanda Cross), before moving to her current Research Manager role in January 2020. She has previously studied at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School / Imperial (PhD in ovarian cancer cell biology – supervisors John White / Nick Dibb) and has worked at the Charing Cross campus (vascular surgery clinical study – Alun Davies) and St Marys campus (anti-hypertensive clinical study - Neil Poulter).



Cross AJ, Robbins EC, Pack K, et al., 2022, Colonoscopy surveillance following adenoma removal to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer: a retrospective cohort study, Health Technology Assessment, Vol:26, ISSN:1366-5278, Pages:I-+

Cross A, Robbins E, Pack K, et al., 2020, Long-term colorectal cancer incidence after adenoma removal and the effects of surveillance on incidence: a multicentre, retrospective, cohort study, Gut, Vol:69, ISSN:0017-5749, Pages:1645-1658

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