Principal Business Manager, LifeArc
Dr Joanna Davidge is a Principal Business Manager in the Technology Transfer team. Her remit includes Intellectual Property management, research funding and charity engagement.
Joanna is an experienced translational research professional whose career to date has involved roles in industry, academia, and research funding.
After completing her PhD in Neuropharmacology at UCL, Joanna worked at Pfizer on ion-channel related small molecule targets. This was followed by roles at PwC and then at the MRC, where she was involved in setting up the Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme.
Prior to joining LifeArc, Joanna worked in academia, using her experience to plan, win funding for, and help deliver translational research for patient benefit. Most recently she spent seven years in the Translational Research Office at UCL, where she gained a deep understanding of leading translation in an academic environment, including in Advanced Therapies.
Rare Research and Funding
Rare Disease researchers take part in a poster and pitch session to share their novel approaches to engaging patients in research. Then joined by a panel of research funders to explore the challenges, opportunities and novel approaches to funding this vital research.