Faculty of Biological Sciences

Ms Samantha Aspinall

Researcher Skills Senior Training and Development Officer

Contact:  Garstang 7.40f, +44(0) 113 34 33013, email address for  


Member of Graduate School Committee (Professional Development Co-ordinator)

I work with academics, research staff and research students focusing on their professional development needs. My specialisms include developing training programmes for grant applications, facilitating interdisciplinary collaborations and working with people on career path development. I design and deliver workshops on leadership, collaboration, cohort building, creative thinking, building confidence, enterprise, networking and communication. I work with other universities on Staff Development Programmes. I have recently been appointed to the BBSRC Bioscience Skills and Careers Strategy Panel (commencing January 2015). This panel is responsible for developing and maintaining our policies to support the supply of trained people in the biosciences relevant to its user communities. I am also a qualified MBTI practitioner, Step I&II