Head of Partnerships and Development of the Forum,
Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), University of Cambridge
Konstantina is Head of Partnerships and Development of the Forum. Her focus is on developing strategic partnerships, shaping the forum themes and managing the Forum's activities. In parallel to this role, Konstantina is Leading Partnerships and Collaborations for the Cambridge ESRC Doctoral Training Centre (DTC), where she is developing and managing institutional strategic partnerships for the Cambridge Social Sciences.
In 2014, Konstantina worked at the Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy where she explored how better use of science and technology can deliver better policy. In 2015, she led the 'Cambridge Foresight 2065 visions' project – part of the Government Foresight 'Future of Cities' project, producing a report that addresses strategic questions and provides policy makers with the evidence, tools and capabilities needed to support policy decisions in the short term, leading to positive outcomes for cities in the future.
Previously Konstantina enjoyed a number of progressively responsible promotions at the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB). She managed an active research portfolio, successfully writing grants to support her research from a diverse range of funding sources, and worked with an international network of collaborators. Her personal research interests are at the interface of conservation of genetic resources with a strong emphasis to improving human health and nutrition, increasing food security and ensuring more sustainable management of natural resources.
She holds a PhD in Plant sciences from the University of Dundee, an MSc in Food Biotechnology from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and a BSc (Hons) in Food Sciences and Management from Cardiff University.