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Dr Tania Lima is the Director of Global Engagement at King’s College London, responsible for the College academic partnerships and country offices; in this role, she leads on partnership strategy, including implementation, delivery and evaluation, working closely with all Faculties at King’s.

Tania has a BSc in Biology from Universidade de Sao Paulo in Brazil, a Masters in Microbiology and Immunology from Federal University of Sao Paulo, and was a PhD exchange student in Molecular Biology at New York University, where she was also a post-doctoral fellow.

She has experience in international collaborative initiatives in genomics, bioinformatics and proteomics, as well as collaborations in cancer research, with a particular focus on international consortia and global partnerships.

At Universities UK International she was responsible for scholarship, capacity-building and research collaboration programmes, with special focus on government-funded programmes, outward student mobility, transnational education, and international scholarship schemes.

Tania is also the Lead PI in PADILEIA, a UK DFID grant to increase access to higher education for Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon using blended learning approaches.