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For any general enquiries please contact us on: [email protected] or 020 8722 4030.

Address: Business and Innovation Office, The Institute of Cancer Research, 15 Cotswold Road, Sutton, London SM2 5PT

Dr Angela Kukula

Angela KukulaDirector of Business and Innovation 

Angela has a PhD in Immunology and Genetics from the Institute of Child Health, University of London, as well as an MBA specialising in technology management and an LLM in commercial law. 

She has experience managing international collaborative R&D programmes for the pharmaceutical industry and has worked in university technology transfer management for more than 10 years.

Contact: [email protected] or 020 8722 4411



Sarah Loosley

PA and Office ManagerSarah  Loosley

Contact: [email protected] or 020 8722 4030







Dr Toby Richardson

Toby RichardsonHead of Business Development and Licensing and Deputy Director of Business and Innovation

Dr Toby Richardson has worked in business development and licensing for fifteen years, leading all aspects of projects including the review, protection and exploitation of intellectual property generated by many different research teams.

This has required the negotiation of numerous agreements with other academic organisations, charity funders, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in multiple territories. These have typically been to enable major drug discovery and development collaborations. Toby has also led our post deal management of these partnerships.

Toby has worked within AstraZeneca’s oncology strategic partnering and business development team. As well as a PhD in oncology he holds first class double honours degrees in biochemistry and chemistry.

Contact: [email protected] or 020 8722 4426

Alan Stuttle

Alan StuttleSenior Business Development Manager

Alan holds a BSc in Applied Biology (Pharmacology) from the University of East London, an MBA (Westminster Business School) and a PhD in nuclear medicine from the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, University of London.

Prior to joining ICR in 2013 he worked in a variety of organisation types originally as a researcher before transitioning into commercial roles. Alan has previously founded three companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical technology areas.

Contact: [email protected] or 020 8722 4559



Jennifer Hodgson

Jennifer HodgesonBusiness Development Manager

Jennifer has a masters degree in Physics from the University of Manchester and a professional masters in Enterprise from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.

Jennifer has been a member of the Business and Innovation Office since 2004 and has experience in all areas of intellectual property protection and commercialisation.

Contact: [email protected] or 020 8722 4454



Jonathan Beech

Business Development Manager

Following a PhD from the University of Bristol, Jonathan worked as a research fellow at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology in San Diego.

He has worked on translational collaborative research projects with industry at Imperial College London before moving into business development and holds an MSc in Science Entrepreneurship from Cass Business School.

Contact: [email protected] or 020 8722 4226

Dr Amanda Lehmann 

Amanda Lehmann

Business Development Manager

Amanda has a BSc in Molecular Biology from the University of Sheffield and a PhD in Molecular Endocrinology from the University of Cambridge. She has enjoyed working as a post-doctoral researcher at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and the Technical University of Munich, Germany.

Prior to joining the Business and Innovation Office as a Business Development Manager in 2018, Amanda has worked in technology transfer roles at Imperial Innovations and LifeArc.   

Contact: [email protected] or 020 3437 6430




Kirsten Miles

Kirsten MilesBusiness Development Officer 

Kirsten has a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Bristol and an MSc in Management of Intellectual Property from Queen Mary University of London.

She previously had a placement at a patent law firm, worked in editorial teams for educational medical journals and worked in clinical trial data management at the ICR. Within the Business and Innovation Office, she mainly handles material transfer agreements, confidentiality agreements and consultancy agreements.

Contact: [email protected] or 020 8722 4529



Gillian Hynes

Business Development Officer

Gillian has a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Sheffield. She spent several years working in the Section of Cell and Molecular Biology at the ICR on a wide range of laboratory projects prior to joining the Enterprise Unit in 2009.

Gillian is mainly involved with handling Material Transfer Agreements.

Contact: [email protected] or 020 8722 4407

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