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Dr Amanda Baxendale

Head of Research and Innovation Services - University of Derby

Amanda has a background in biochemistry. Originally working in small pharma, Amanda has undertaken research development, technology transfer and business development roles in a number of universities. In her current role as Head of Research and Innovation Services at University of Derby, Amanda leads a diverse team of staff to support research and innovation activities and associated income generation across research development, knowledge exchange, Intellectual property and commercialisation, business support programmes including European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Regional Growth Fund supported programmes, commercial contracts, and B2B outreach.

Having successfully implemented the University’s Research Information System, Amanda has first hand experience of transforming a system and its data into insight to support evidence-based decision-making.