Deirdre Black has led the Science Team at the Royal Society of Chemistry since 2013. She has strategic oversight of RSC science policy and programmes, working with research scientists and other stakeholders across the research and innovation community, including policymakers and funding agencies. As a senior manager, she contributes to strategy development across the Royal Society of Chemistry, with a particular focus on the areas of science and innovation, higher education and global challenges.
Originally from Ireland, Deirdre obtained her PhD in theoretical particle physics from Syracuse University, New York in 2001. She held postdoctoral positions at the American Association for the Advancement of Science and Jefferson National Lab, followed by a research fellowship at the University of Cambridge, before joining the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2011.
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