Danielle has a degree and PhD in Biochemistry, both from the University of Manchester. She also holds an MBA from the Open University.
Danielle has worked at the Babraham Institute since 2013, joining first as the Science and Grants Manager, and then holding the position of Head of Scientific Services and UK Grants from 2017-2022 before becoming the Head of Research Operations in 2022. Before joining the Institute, Danielle worked as a research assistant, scientific editor and grants advisor.
As Head of Research Operations, Danielle is responsible for the operational management of the Institute's research. Alongside the Chief Operating Officer, Institute Director and other stakeholders, Danielle establishes and implements frameworks to develop and manage the performance of the Institute’s research operations, ensuring successful delivery of Institute science, including Institute Strategic Programme outcomes funded by BBSRC. This includes being the operational lead for the Institute's science facilities, financial and corporate planning & reporting, coordinating science capital equipment, project management of onboarding and offboarding processes for research group leads and scientific facility heads, knowledge management of research outputs, and overseeing the research elements of the BBSRC Core Capability Grant (CCG).
Outside of work, Danielle loves running, and is a member of the Sawston Let’s Run Girls club. She also enjoy cooking and says that her collection of cook books is far too big.