Core Team

Management Support

Dr Susan Smith, Business Manager - Sheffield Healthcare Gateway

Susan is responsible for overseeing the business development for the ECCLIPPx  project both in terms of securing IP and potential commercial partners to take the project to market. Susan is Lead Business Manager with the Sheffield Healthcare Gateway. In addition to facilitating knowledge exchange, her role is to help advance translational research projects to the market and patient benefit. This involves working with academics to secure appropriate funding, ensure that IP is captured and business partners engaged. She has worked extensively with academics at the University of Sheffield and has significant experience in the biotech industry in the US and Germany.  Susan has a PhD from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg and a first class BA (Hons) in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford.

Dr Evy De Leenheer, Project Manager

Evy is a dedicated cross-faculty Biomedical Research Project Manager and has direct experience of managing a range of translational projects funded by the MRC, Wellcome Trust and NIHR. She provides pre/post award support to the PIs and contributes towards the project management of the ECCLIPPx project through applying project management skills acquired during her role as lab manager at Cardiff University. Previously Evy actively contributed to several translational research projects at The University of Oxford, The University of Sheffield, Cardiff University and Adjuvantix Ltd.

Dr Chris Monk, Head of Clinical Engineering

Chris Monk is Head of Clinical Engineering for STHFT. He has extensive experience in the management of medical equipment within the NHS, including capital planning and procurement, as well as in the development of novel medical devices to address unmet clinical needs or to support academic partners in R and D. Chris has experience of working with medical device manufacturers, primarily as suppliers but also as partners in the commercialization of novel devices.

Dr Anna-Winona Struck, Biomedical Research Project Manager (Maternity Leave Cover)

Anna is a dedicated Biomedical Research Project Manager and has direct experience of managing a range of translational projects funded by the MRC and the NIHR across the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health. She provides pre and post award support to PIs at and contributes towards the project management of the ECCLIPPx project through applying project management skills acquired during her role as lab manager and postdoctoral research associate at the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology. Anna has a PhD in Organic and Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Hamburg and contributed to several interdisciplinary research projects at the University of Manchester, the University of Oslo (Norway) and the University of Hamburg (Germany).

Miss Danièle Mireille Swain, Administrator

Danièle is responsible for servicing and administration of research meetings, and general secretarial and administrative support to the Principal Investigator.