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Serena Briant

PhD, BSc (Hons)


Research Facilitator and Novo Nordisk Programme Manager

I am Programme Manager for the Novo Nordisk - Oxford Fellowship Programme. I manage the annual call for projects, recruitment, budgeting, annual symposia and other events and reporting back to our sponsor, Novo Nordisk.  

I also support the Research Strategy Coordinator in RDM, Ruth McCaffrey, in coordinating external fellowship applications and support early career researchers in applying for funding. 

I joined the University of Oxford in 2015, working as a Research Administrator for the Oxford Alzheimer's Research UK Network Centre and Oxford Parkinson's Disease Centre, based 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.