Thinking outside the box: Translational Research & Career Options Beyond Academia

12 January 2018

University of Leicester,
Centre for Medicine,
Leicester LE1 7HA , United Kingdom

Aimed at PhD students and postdocs, this event will cover routes to, and the benefits of research translation plus non-traditional career options beyond academia.

Groups networking informally

The event is an opportunity to meet other early career academics in the East Midlands as well as hear from our diverse speakers. The networking session will provide chances to meet academics and other professionals in addition to asking your burning questions at our Q&A panel. 

Open to The Physiological Society Members and non-Members. 

There are no presentation slots available at the event; however travel grants are available for Society Members. Find out more and apply here.

Organised by Bethan Phillips, University of Nottingham, UK; Callum Osler, University of Derby, UK; Caroline Sunderland, Nottingham Trent University, UK; James McCutcheon, University of Leicester, UK; Louise Dunford, De Montfort University, UK, and Richard Ferguson, Loughborough University, UK. 


Speaker biographies

Kristen Clements

Kristen is a Senior Translational Scientist and Consortium Manager of the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine based at Loughborough University. Her role is to facilitate the translation of existing sports science, clinical and public health research to inform the development of new and existing services to benefit patient health – the translation of research into practice. In addition, she takes a lead in the work of the translational science team to support the development and delivery of CPD and e-learning solutions. Kristen has a BSc in Molecular and Cellular Pathology, and a PhD in cartilage and bone biology from the University of Bristol. Following postdoctoral roles in osteoarthritis research at Imperial College, London and Cornell University in New York, she worked as a Senior Research Scientist for AstraZeneca pharmaceuticals in both the inflammation (osteoarthritis) and respiratory (COPD) teams. Kristen joined Loughborough University after a brief period as a research scientist at MARS Petcare.

Paul Greenhaff

Paul Greenhaff is Professor of Muscle Metabolism at the University of Nottingham. He is Deputy Director of the MRC/ARUK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research, heads the Research Priority Area in Musculoskeletal Health in Ageing and Wellbeing at the University of Nottingham, and is also an active member of the ARUK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis, the Nottingham NIHR BRC and the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine-East Midlands. Paul is also a member of the Editorial Boards of Acta Physiologica, The Journal of Physiology and the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, and of the Scientific Board of the European College of Sports Science. He has published over 150 original full scientific papers (H index 49), numerous review articles and book chapters and is an inventor on three patents filed by the University of Nottingham. His research interests focus on skeletal muscle mass regulation and muscle fuel metabolism in ageing, health, trauma and disease. He has received continuous research funding for more than 25 years from government (BBSRC, MRC), charity (ARUK, BHF, Dunhill Medical Trust, Wellcome Trust) and industry (AstraZeneca, GSK, Iovate, Merck, Novartis and Pfizer) sources.

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