Emma Heslop

RD-Connect Project Manager

Newcastle University

Emma Heslop

Emma trained as a biological anthropologist at Durham University and was awarded an MSc (Research) in 2005. She has been part of the muscle team at Newcastle University since October 2006 and joined the FP6-funded TREAT-NMD neuromuscular network of excellence in January 2007 as assistant project manager.

Within TREAT-NMD Emma was responsible for leading the work relating to shared activities and tools and enhancing international collaborations and represented the coordination office on the Project Ethics Council. From 2009 to 2013 she coordinated the TREAT-NMD Advisory Committee for Therapeutics (TACT) and from 2011 was the nominated first point of contact for industry enquiries to the network.

Emma has been involved in RD-Connect since November 2012 and officially took up the position of Project Manager in January 2013. Within RD-Connect she is responsible for leading the strategic development and delivery of the project to ensure the deliverables and objectives are achieved.  Emma is a member of the Project Ethics Council (PEC).