Joanna developed a keen interest in science policy during a policy development internship at CRUK, and joined the PHG foundation after undertaking a PhD in Cancer Cell Biology at Queen Mary University of London. She uses her background and expertise to contribute to PHG’s work on exploring the potential of liquid biopsies and circulating tumour DNA technologies to improve patient healthcare. She also contributes to the Foundation’s ongoing Innovative Science Projects, which identify and assess the impact of new and upcoming healthcare technologies.
In addition to policy work Joanna has a long term interest in science communication and has held various roles in this area, including working for the educational charity The Brilliant Club. She has also spent a year working in industry at Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research and holds an MRes in Biochemistry and a BSc in Cell Biology from Durham University.