Andrew Jackson joined the Faraday team as Director of External Affairs in August 2016, a newly-created role to help take the institute into the next phase of its growth, strategic planning, fundraising and external engagement.
Andrew has a background in commercial research & development. After taking a MA in zoology and a PhD in biomaterials, he spent 20 years working for the UK’s leading woundcare and orthopaedics company, Smith & Nephew, managing research programmes on breakthrough technologies such as biodegradable tissue adhesives, high strength implantable polymers, tissue engineering and adult-derived stem cell therapy. Over the last 10 years he worked in technical business development, at first helping S&N sell its internal research competencies outside the company, and then working for two of the leading Cambridge product development companies, TTP and Sagentia, in both cases holding senior outward-facing roles involving colossal amounts of travel to sell R&D services to many of the world’s largest medtech companies.
Andrew says “Ever since becoming a Christian in the early 80s I have had a life-long interest in apologetics and issues at the interface of science and religion, so I am really pleased, at last, to be combining my commercial experience with my passion for integrating and applying God’s special and general revelation.”
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