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Kate Forbes

BA (Hons), PG Dip

EA to Prof Hugh Watkins and Executive Co-ordinator RDM Strategic

As Executive Coordinator my role is to assist in the smooth running of all aspects of the RDM Strategic Team's operations.  My responsibilities include:

- reporting to funders

- ensuring the delivery of scientific reports

- researching and preparing reports of briefings

- assisting in communications, such as development and maintenance of the website

- preparing the RDM Weekly Bulletin

- assisting with public engagement events

- meeting and seminar organisation, and committee servicing

- acting as the main focal point for staff, students and visitors

- assisting with BHF CRE activities such as the organisation of the annual symposium.

- representing Professional Services Staff at the RDM Career Development Committee

As EA to Professor Watkins I also assist with duties such as

- diary management

- travel arrangements

- maintaining research grants lists

I took up this post in 2021 having previously run the MSc Experimental & Translational Therapeutics and MSc Nanotechnology for Medicine and Health Care programmes for the Department for Continuing Education.  Prior to this I spent many years working in communications for various companies in Europe.