Kathryn Chapman

Director of Science & Entrepreneurship

Kathryn is a highly experienced bioscience professional with 10 years research experience in academia and industry and over 15 years’ experience in strategic roles at the NC3Rs, UKRI and the University of Cambridge.

Further to a research career concentrated on disease modelling and target discovery at the University of Manchester, Harvard Medical School, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and GlaxoSmithKline, Kathryn’s focus shifted to initiating and directing various initiatives which fed her passion for creating synergy and impact between academic/business and business to business partnerships.

Prior to joining the Babraham Research Campus, Kathryn established and led the Milner Therapeutics Institute at the University of Cambridge, providing strategic oversight and management of the Institute and all associated outreach and collaboration activities. Earlier this year, Kathryn received an award from CEO Today for outstanding leadership, vision and entrepreneurship.

Kathryn’s role as Director, Science & Entrepreneurship at the Babraham Research Campus is to help ensure that the Campus is one of the best places in the world to start, nurture, scale and grow a bioscience business as part of the Campus vision. Her focus will be to identify and deliver the support that companies need across all stages of their journey to thrive, strengthening the collaborative culture of the Campus and maximising its impact on healthcare, economy and society across the Cambridge region and the UK. A foundational element of which is the Accelerate@Babraham bio-incubator programme, created out of a desire to support and nurture great science and inform and empower new life sciences innovators and entrepreneurs.