Chemistry | Materials | Nanotechnology | Pharmaceuticals
Anna graduated with a first-class master’s degree in Chemistry with Industrial Experience from the University of Bristol, during which time she spent a year working as a process chemist at a multi-national pharmaceutical company. During her studies, she also undertook a number of shorter placements at a wide range of companies, gaining experience in fields such as petrochemicals, agrochemicals and consumer goods.
She went on to complete a DPhil in Organic Chemistry as part of the Synthesis for Biology and Medicine Centre for Doctoral Training at the University of Oxford. Her research was focused on the development of novel catalytic methodology for the synthesis of a range of saturated nitrogen heterocycles. As part of her DPhil studies, Anna also spent time with her industrial sponsor, a large biopharmaceutical company, where she worked closely with their medicinal chemistry R&D team.
Prior to joining Kilburn & Strode, Anna worked as part of the public engagement team at the Royal Society, where she was involved in organising the annual Summer Science Exhibition, and running the first digital, online-only instance of the Exhibition.