Anji is a TT professional with more than 18 years’ experience of working with early-stage translational research. Anji has extensive experience of IP and contract management, licensing, business development of healthcare technologies, and development of knowledge transfer policies. Her current role at LifeArc involves working with academic and charitable establishments to identify, cultivate, fund, and commercialise early-stage healthcare technologies, focusing on rare diseases and advance therapies.
A proponent for professional advancement in technology transfer, Anji developed and leads the LifeArc-AUTM TT Training Fellowship programme. This collaborative initiative with AUTM, is designed to train and assist scientists to become TT professionals. An advocate of equality diversity and Inclusion, Anji cofounded Global Equality, Diversity and Equality in Technology Transfer (GEDITT), an initiative missioned to raise awareness and promote EDI in the TT sector.
Anji is VP of Communities on the ASTP Board, an incoming board member of AUTM, a member of the BioIndustry Association (BIA) Cell & Gene Therapy Advisory Committee, and the AUTM Equity, Diversity & Inclusivity Committee. Anji Is also the Skills Lead for the recently launched Innovation Hubs for Gene Therapy funded by LifeArc and the Medical Research Charity.