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Serena Briant

PhD, BSc (Hons)

Senior Research Facilitator and Novo Nordisk Programme Manager

I am a Senior Research Facilitator in the RDM Research Strategy and Funding team. I am the primary contact point for RDM researchers based in NDCLS, IMD and the WIMM who would like support with research funding and career development. 

I am also Programme Manager for the Novo Nordisk - Oxford Fellowship Programme. This fellowship programme enables early career researchers to undertake cutting edge research projects in the field of diabetes and other cardiometabolic diseases. Fellows are based at the University of Oxford and joint supervision/mentorship is provided by Novo Nordisk scientists.  

I joined the University of Oxford in 2015, working as a Research Administrator within the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics. I am a scientist by training, with a background in autonomic neuroscience. I obtained an undergraduate degree in Physiological Science in 2010 and then went on to complete a PhD in Systems Neuroscience in 2014, both at the University of Bristol.