Samantha read her first degree in Biomedical Sciences and completed her master's degree in Medical Ethics and Law. In the future she would like to continue her formal studies to complete a PhD, when the right opportunity arises. The rate limiting factor affecting her ability to pursue her academic ambitions is purely financial.


For six years Samantha has worked in the pharmaceutical industry on global clinical trials. She has held various roles in large corportations, formerly working at AstraZeneca and currently at Eisai. Samantha has specialised in clinical trial transparency. This is a growing area of legal and ethical importance where 'Big Pharma' discloses clinical trial registrations and results to public registries, and endeavours to provide anonymised clinical data for secondary research purposes to other researchers. She also retains a special interest in competitive intelligence. You can read more details surrounding her experience via her LinkedIn profile, or alternatively please get in contact for an up-to-date CV. 

As a committed life-long learner, Samantha is keen to develop her wider scientific skillset and regularly pursues self-directed study. She advocates for (and uses herself) open-knowledge platforms such as open access scentific journals, Kaggle, and FutureLearn. 

Samantha is embedded into the wider health and STEM communities. Previous affiliations include CCGs, Pint of Science, Cambridge Science Festival, and regular guest lecturering at Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Cambridge. Samantha regularly contributes to panel discussions, representing the pharmaceutical industry prospective, most often discussing 'open science' ethics and law.

Broad Interests 

Basic Science


  • Genetics

  • Pharmacology

  • Molecular biology

  • Immunology

  • Neuroscience

  • Organic biochemistry 



  • ​Social care

  • Neurology

  • Psychiatry

  • Immunology

  • Clinical trials 

  • Translational science

  • (pre-clinical in vitro and in vivo research to human clinical practice)



  • Ethics (tissue, data, genetic)

  • Open science (data sharing. clinical trial transparency)

  • Health economics

  • Medical statistics

  • Health and research legislation (UK and EU)

  • Women in STEM



Medical Ethics and Law MA, King's College University


Biomedical Sciences BSc, University of Bradford