Dr Sarah Field

Dr Sarah Field


Current Rolea

As Knowledge Exchange Manager for the OncoEng and BioTrib projects, my main role is to help maximise impact from research. Within BioTrib, I work with early career researchers to identify routes to exploitation, dissemination and knowledge transfer.

Within the OncoEng project, I influence the regulatory strategy, advise on routes to exploitation and guide researchers towards maximum impact from their work. I am currently in the process of writing a regulatory toolkit for academics, to support early stage medical device development.

I have interests in engaging with stakeholders and policymakers in early stage medical device research and development.




Prior Experience

I hold an undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of York, and was awarded a PhD in reproductive physiology by the University of Leeds.

In my career so far, I have contributed to the success of several University of Leeds spin-out companies, managing technology development from ideation to exit within commercial pathways and Innovate UK grant structures. In particular, I demonstrate project management experience in developing early stage medical devices.

In addition, I trained in adult education, and have strong training and group facilitation skills which I have used to good effect to manage the involvement of stakeholders in research.


  • PhD Reproductive Physiology
  • BSc(Hons) Biology with a year in industry
  • DipHE Adult Education: Antenatal Education