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Amanda Bennett


Clincial Trials Manager

Amanda graduated from UCL and began an academic research career in the genetics of type 2 diabetes. With a move to Prof. Mark McCarthy’s lab at Imperial, she worked as an research assistant and studied part-time for a PhD in the genetic aetiology of early growth and adult metabolic phenotypes. After a move to OCDEM, Amanda completed her PhD and began working as a postdoc researcher. Involved in various consortia and collaborations, Amanda continued to work on GWAS, fine mapping and functional characterisation of genetic variants contributing to metabolic diseases. In 2017 she also became the lab manager for Profs. McCarthy and Gloyn, training and supervising staff and students in the use of various techniques and equipment.

In February 2020 she joined the DTU as a Clinical Trial Manager as part of the Translation Research Group, working on early phase clinical trials.

In addition Amanda is involved with the senior academic faculty (SAF) and safety advisory committee (SAC) based in OCDEM.  These responsibilities include arranging a staff and student seminar series, planning and participating in public engagement events, both at OCDEM and externally at schools, Science festivals and Science week events around Oxford.