Cath Lavery


Cath is Head of Business Development at Queen Mary University of London, leading a team that supports business engagement, research collaborations, Knowledge Exchange and research impact.

She is a specialist in University-business collaboration, innovation and impact practices, with over 12 years’ experience in this field gained at Queen Mary. 

Cath’s early academic training was in Life Sciences.  Before joining Queen Mary, she gained substantial experience working in the commercial sector with global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology SMEs and medical communications agencies.  This range of commercial experience and skills has proved invaluable for working at the interface of academia and business and she has established a wide range of productive commercial collaborations whilst at Queen Mary.