Dr Samira Anderson
Samira gained her PhD in Biochemistry at University College London following an MSc in Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. Following her research on liver and heart disease in the department of Academic Medicine at the Royal Free Hospital, in collaboration with the Sunley Research Centre at Charing Cross Hospital, Samira moved on to the Royal Free’s department of Clinical Genetics where she ran her own lab whilst working on Anderson-Fabry disease.
After some time raising her family, Samira worked as a Bilingual assistant at Cambridge Race, Equality and Diversity services (CREDS) where she supported students, parents and teachers, also assisting in delivering diversity and inclusion training to primary and secondary school teachers.
Samira is an experienced board leader of over thirteen years. As a governor at both primary and secondary school level, she was vice-chair and chair of the board for over six years, her more recent position being that of chair of governors at Trumpington Community College in Cambridge. Having been involved in both the educational and science sectors, Samira hopes to apply her strategic knowledge and lived experience to help raise the profile of science to a wider and more diverse range of young people.