Dr Cressida Bowyer
My first career was in music, as a member of the KLF Communications team. After a few years of child-raising, I completed a degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Brighton, followed by a PhD investigating hypoxia as a target for drug combination therapy of liver cancer. I then worked as a Research Fellow at UoB on a number of research projects, including the development of tissue regeneration scaffolds and investigating alternative treatments for antibiotic resistant bacteria. I joined Professor Joan Farrer's Enterprise and Innovation team in the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of Portsmouth at the beginning of 2016 and am currently working on EU funded international research projects and in the development of new bids focussed on the University research theme health and well-being.
I am involved in developing multidisciplinary initiatives to drive research and innovation for health and well-being and for social good. I strongly believe that transdisciplinary research and an open mind are essential for radical innovation and enterprise. I am committed to public engagement and dissemination activities and the democratisation of research.
I am currently working on project DERMA – Wound Care by Design, a €2.7M three year project supported by the European Regional Development Fund Interreg2Seas programme. DERMA involves the design and development of innovative technologies for the prevention and management of chronic non-healing dermal wounds.