Before joining UCL in 2015 Fiona had a career in the private sector as an entrepreneur and at universities such as Imperial College and Oxford University, where she was Founder Director of the Oxford Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Said Business School for nine years. She has served as Director of UKCDS, which manages £440m of public research funding to support UK government’s international development interests. She is a Fellow of the RSA and lectures internationally on innovation, research impact and creating social and economic benefit from entrepreneurship. She has worked with large organisations such as Philips, CERN, FT, Goldman Sachs, with governments, and high-growth small businesses, and has been involved in the creation of many new spinouts and social ventures arising from Higher Education. Her expertise focuses on complex innovation spaces, the interface between science and business, and entrepreneurial thinking within organisations.