consultant - London

  • PhD on the molecular basis of brain development at Birkbeck, University of London (UK), and Institut Curie (France)
  • Postdoc at the Francis Crick Institute (UK)
  • Previously an Intern, Policy Adviser and Senior Policy Adviser at the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of sciences
  • Currently working as a Senior Data and Technology Insight Adviser at the Competition and Markets Authority (UK)
  • Trained as a coach (Mastering the Coach Approach, ITS, UK)
  • Mental Health First Aider (MHFA England)

The academic training of researchers is very much focused on generating experts as opposed to team leaders. This is despite the fact that innovation needs technical resources as well as a favourable human environment. I believe HFP Consulting’s ‘soft skills’ trainings can dramatically improve the people skills of (future) leaders. Each workshop is a reminder to me of quite how transformative such trainings can be. Ultimately, this can have far-reaching positive effects on the personal development and wellbeing of scientists, as well as on knowledge advancement.

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