Roya Esat-Dabestani

Knowledge Transfer Manager - Precision Medicine

Roya Esat-Dabestani

I am a Knowledge Transfer Manager in Precision Medicine based in London and the Southeast. I have an extensive range of experiences in application-orientated translational research, as well as a robust and broad knowledge of the biological sciences.

After gaining a degree in Biomedical Sciences, I decided to appropriate my basic science knowledge towards real-world outcomes, working at the higher end of the technology readiness spectrum. I conducted an MPhil at Imperial College London in the interdisciplinary area of “Bio-design”, which brings together biology, design, and engineering for human-facing technologies. As part of my research, I devised an innovation methodology to accelerate product development towards commercial and technological viability. Through my MPhil, I identified my interest as the translation of academic research to product development to address unmet clinical needs.

During and following on from my MPhil, I held project manager and visiting researcher positions at academic institutions in the UK and abroad, such as Brunel University and Istanbul Technical University, leading on innovation of wearables and medical devices. I also took up a role as a commissioned researcher at the Material Science Research Centre, Royal College of Art to assess the landscape of bio-based materials and their manufacturing processes.

Most recently, I completed an MScR in Neuroscience (Dist.) at the University of Edinburgh, to further explore and develop my knowledge of this field, which presents a large untapped innovation market in both medicines and MedTech.



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