Kathleen Wright



  • Project manager for a Macimillan Support funded Leeds cancer and non-cancer patient data programme
  • Scienor scientific officer for a Cardiovascular sciences group
  • PhD and postdoctoral work in photodynamic therapy (PDT) for use on colorectal cancer & peripheral nerve
  • PhD and postdocotral work in tissue engineering/regenerative medicine  in cancer, neural, bone & cartilage repair
  • Public and patient engagement base work on a Health Diet for a Healthy Heart (https://mymedia.leeds.ac.uk/Mediasite/Showcase/default/Presentation/9dcd872db17141b5a217eed6998841a51d)


  • Institute of Functional Surfaces (iFS)

Research interests

Presently, I am assiting in the project management of a range of projects within the oil and gas industry. These are in relation to the effect & prevention of friction, wear and corrosion; by using lubricants and coatings. I am also involved in project managing research into domestic appliance scale build up and prevension, and in artificial hip joint wear.


  • • Cert. APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)
  • PhD in Life Sciences
  • BSc (Hon) Medical Biochemistry (Sandwich)
  • Cert. TESOL

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Functional Surfaces