Chief of Staff (Health & Life Sciences)
- Director of KCATO (Strategy)
Amy started her role as Head of Doctoral Student Development in the Centre for Doctoral Studies (CDS) at King’s College London in Summer 2019. Amy’s team is responsible for doctoral skills training, student engagement and events, the CDS communication strategy, and working with faculty leads to enhance doctoral student experience. The team coordinates a large portfolio of workshops, one-to-ones sessions and online learning for all doctoral students across King’s, as well as doctoral student induction sessions. The Centre for Doctoral Studies supports a number of small funding schemes open to doctoral students, such as public engagement, conference travel and wellbeing initiatives. Amy is involved in helping design training elements for large strategic doctoral training awards. Current projects in the team are enhancing support for clinical academic doctoral students, and enhancing support for mental health and wellbeing.
Amy’s previous role was Assistant Director of Academic Services at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), a college of the University of London. She was responsible for a wide range of activities including doctoral training partnerships, policy and quality assurance, student recruitment, academic governance and events.
In her previous life as a researcher, she was a postdoc at the ICR working on paediatric brain tumours, and she completed her PhD in cancer research at the University of Bristol in 2009.