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Dr Simona Foscarin-Kosmetatou
Research Operations Manager


Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland
JCMB, The King's Buildings,
Peter Guthrie Tait Road,
EDINBURGH, EH9 3FD, Scotland, UK.

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I joined BioSS in May 2022 taking up a new role as Research Operations Manager. Since then, I have been shaping this role working closely with BioSS Executives and Management Group. My role is broad, mostly related to ongoing and strategic support to resources and projects management, income generation and knowledge exchange, moreover I head up the Admin Team. I am also the new Quality Manager for BioSS and a key contact point of liaison internally (between BioSS staff and Executives) and externally (with the Hutton Institute, the other SEFARI and RESAS).

Prior to BioSS, I gained over five years of experience at the research-innovation interface, with a track-record of business development and strategic advice on organisational knowledge exchange policies as well as project management. I have enabled successful delivery of projects spanning from sensors to robotics, from data analytics to transition to clean energy, through to developing the blue-green economy potential and applying research to sustainable construction. I have wide experience and interests in natural, life, and social sciences (MSc in Psychology), partly obtained during my previous career as a neuroscientist (Ph.D. and post-doc), partly thanks to personal interests. Extensive track-record can be viewed on my LinkedIn profile.