Carolyn joined UK Biobank as Head of Access in April 2019. She leads the Access Management Team to facilitate applications from researchers to utilise the UK Biobank resource and to be the main point of contact for researchers at UK Biobank.
Prior to joining UK Biobank, Carolyn spent 5 years working at the Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre (SMS-IC) as a core team lead with responsibility for establishing SMS-IC’s £25m Next Generation Sequencing and high-performance compute facility. During her time at SMS-IC she delivered projects which developed and promoted Precision Medicine. Carolyn holds a PhD in molecular biology from the University of Glasgow, her research focussed on epigenetic gene regulation.