Neil obtained his Ph.D. from Imperial College London and completed post-doctoral training at Bart's and The London Medical School before securing an MRC Fellowship to establish his own lab at The Blizard Institute (part of Queen Mary University of London). Neil helped co-found Insight in 2009 and now uses his experience of preparing high-level research literature and funding applications to assist other scientists across multiple fields, with particular interests in mucosal immunology, chronic inflammatory diseases, and host-pathogen interactions at epithelial barrier sites.
Kerry undertook her Ph.D. in veterinary immunology at King’s College London, following several years working in industry. Kerry then spent 6 years as a postdoctoral scientist at King's College London before winning an Independent Research Fellowship at the University of Oxford. Alongside, Kerry undertook formal editorial training and has been working at Insight since 2015. She has authored and now edits high-impact publications across immunology, oncology, virology and diabetes, and is an experienced grant writer.
Alexandra’s editing career began in 2002, following her scientific training in Zoology. She has experience editing biology textbooks as well as ten years spent working for Nature Publishing Group (now Springer Nature) where she editorial positions on both primary research and reviews journals focusing on clinical oncology, cardiovascular medicine and cardiology. Alexandra joined Insight in 2019.
Jessica achieved her D.Phil. in neurobehavioural genetics from the University of Oxford before undertaking a post-doctoral research position with the Medical Research Council. She then moved into scientific publishing, first working at Spandidos Publications (London) and then moving to Nature Publishing Group (London). Jessica has attended numerous international conferences as a researcher, commissioning editor and a lecturer and has provided seminars and workshops on scientific writing to international students. Jessica joined Insight in 2016 and was made Partner in 2019.
Lucy completed her D.Phil. in immunology at the University of Oxford, and continued her post-doctoral research into exotic infections at the Singapore Immunology Network. Following her editorial training and freelance experience, Lucy founded Insight in 2009 and has since successfully assisted authors in publishing articles and books across diverse scientific fields including oncology, virology, immunology, genetics and embryology. She has spoken at international conferences and delivered effective writing training to scientists from around the globe.
Daniel joined us in December 2020; with his scientific background in gene therapy and fluorescence imaging technologies complimented by extensive experience writing and editing research publications and grant applications
Ilya completed his research training in medical sciences at the University of Toronto and McGill University, where he studied the neurobiology of mood disorders. During this time, he authored original research and review publications across the fields of psychiatry, neuroscience, radiology, health services, and epidemiology, as well as gaining experience in writing and editing grant applications and clinical trial source documents. Looking for a way to combine his joint passions for research and communication, Ilya joined IEL in 2022.
Sarah gained her Ph.D. from the Institute of Cancer Research, London, and then spent several years as a postdoctoral scientist at University College London, researching transcriptional regulation and chemokine signalling in cardiovascular development. She has extensive experience of authoring and reviewing research publications and formally moved into scientific editing in 2021. Sarah joined IEL in 2023.
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