Dr Sarah Field
- Position: Knowledge Exchange Manager
- Email: S.L.Field@leeds.ac.uk
- Location: 4.32 Mechanical Engineering
- Website: LinkedIn
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.
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