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Dr Konstantina Stamati

Dr Konstantina Stamati

Social Sciences Partnership Manager


Office Phone: 01223 746516

Biography:

Dr Stamati is managing the Cambridge Social Sciences Partnership and she is responsible for setting up the partnership’s development strategy for the next 6 years. In this role Konstantina is able to utilise previous experience in life sciences and policy and engage with an internal cross disciplinary network of 26 departments and institutes plus a growing network of more than 60 non-academic partners from the commercial, government and charitable sector creating development opportunities for the University.

Previously, Konstantina was the Head of Research Partnerships for the Forum for Sustainability and the Environment and Head of Partnerships and Development for the ESRC Doctoral training Centre and led the 'Cambridge Foresight 2065 visions' project – part of the Government Foresight 'Future of Cities' project while working at the Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy exploring how better use of science and technology can deliver better policy.

A plant geneticist, Dr Stamati has extensive experience in plant biotechnology and applied plant science, spanning both academic and commercial research in the agricultural crop sector, including 6 years with NIAB and 4 years at SCRI (The James Hutton Institute). She has extensive scientific experience in plant conservation and gene expression, especially in wheat and barley and rice, and has been involved in various cross-sector activities bringing together academics and businesses.

Konstantina has a first degree in in Food Sciences and Management from Cardiff University, a MSc in Food Biotechnology from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and a PhD in Plant Sciences from the University of Dundee.

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Research Interests

Dr. Stamati's personal research interests are at the interface of conservation of resources with a strong emphasis in improving human health and nutrition, increasing food security and ensuring more sustainable management of natural resources for the common good.