Steve is Advisor and Private Secretary to Professor Darzi, supporting the strategic alignment of the Institute of Global Health Innovation across a broad range of academic, parliamentary, humanitarian and commercial arenas.
Prior to this, Steve was Research Manager for Professor Darzi, supporting the development and oversight of a large and diverse research portfolio, and has also held a number of other positions at Imperial, including within the Faculty Research Strategy teams for both Medicine and Engineering; and as Science and Business Manager for the Ovarian Cancer Action Research Centre.
Steve gained a first-class honours undergraduate Masters degree in Chemistry from University of Southampton, followed by a PhD in synthetic organic chemistry from University of Leeds under the supervision of Philip Kocienski FRS, investigating the total synthesis of the polyether antibiotic Ionomycin. He has also held postdoctoral research positions at the Australian National University working with Lew Mander AC, FAA, FRS, and University College London with David Thurston FPharmS.
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