Head of Partnerships and Business Development, Rosalind Franklin Institute

Róisín is Head of Partnerships and Business Development at the Rosalind Franklin Institute, the UK’s life science-focused national interdisciplinary research institute, based at Harwell Campus with academic member organisations across the UK. Working in partnership with industry, government and academia the Franklin’s goal is to create new technologies which will transform our ability to probe cellular life and address challenges in life science and medicine with a particular focus on infection and the body’s response. Prior to this she held the role of Head of Business Development within the UK’s Medicine and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency’s clinical data research centre (CPRD) creating partnerships across sectors to promote the use of clinical data for research. As Associate Director of Business Management at Cancer Research Technology Ltd, the development and commercialisation arm of Cancer Research UK, Roisin was responsible for progressing academic cancer research discoveries to the clinic through industry and academic collaborations and commercial partnerships.

Róisín graduated with a PhD in cancer biology from Dublin City University followed by postdoctoral roles in translational cancer research at UCSF’s Comprehensive Cancer Center and a Marie Curie Industry Fellowship at Nordic Bioscience, Copenhagen. She holds an MBA from Cass Business School, London.


20 May 2021