Nicola has extensive experience of working closely with academia and industry. Prior to her current academic post, Nicola was employed by GlaxoSmithKline R&D, initially as a technical specialist progressing to international programme leader within discovery research. Throughout her time at GSK and Cranfield, a key area of interest has been the development and application of tools supporting personalised medicine. At Cranfield, Nicola has gained first-hand experience of working with professional partners in the development, management and delivery of applied research projects as well as bespoke executive education. Within these activities, sponsors have included leading global pharmaceutical and medical device companies as well as charities and the NHS.