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Women in STEM An alumni talk with Sandeep Sandhu

Monday 8 March 2021 (11:30-12:30)

This event is brought to you by the Development and Alumni Relations Office in conjunction with the Colleges of Medical and Dental Science, Life and Environmental Sciences, and Engineering and Physical Sciences. To find out more about what we do to support students and the graduates we work with, head to

Join us for this special talk with a Birmingham graduate who is a Research and Innovation expert.


Sandeep Sandhu will share her experience of a career working not only at the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) but also at UKRI and the Medical Research Council. During this interactive hour she will reflect on her own path, as well as providing you with tips and hints she has learned along the way.

Are you looking to see what career opportunities may be open to you? Are you wondering what to do after a PhD outside academia? Do you want to learn from someone about stakeholder and policy management? Everyone is welcome to attend this event as part of our International Women’s Day programme, with this interactive session giving you the opportunity to hear from someone who’s been in a similar situation to you.

 About Sandeep

Sandeep completed her PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Birmingham developing a novel detection system utilising engineered bacteriophages. She currently works at the KTN, leading the development and growth of strategic and durable relationships with a multitude of stakeholders. She has also worked at the Medical Research Council in a variety of roles from managing their infections and immunity portfolio and global health programmes, to acting as the National Contact Point for Health on Horizon 2020.

 Throughout her career, Sandeep has successfully built high-level and impactful partnerships with governments, industry and public sector bodies in the UK and internationally. She has a wealth of experience working on research and innovation policy, and is looking forward to sharing a snippet of that with you.

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