UCL Ear Institute


Dr Carina Santos

Translational Research Manager

I joined the UCL Ear Institute evidENT team in 2019 to take up the newly created Translational Research Manager position. I work in close collaboration with the Translational Research Office to accelerate the translation of cutting edge research by the Ear Institute and NIHR UCLH Biomedical Research Centre. I am also responsible for engaging with industry partners to foster the progression of the Ear Institute´s research from the bench to the bedside.

Before joining UCL I worked at Action on Hearing Loss where I managed the Translational Research Initiative for Hearing scheme. This scheme supports the global development of novel hearing therapeutics through funding, consultancy, market intelligence and collaborative approaches. Prior to this I worked as an intern at the Healthcare Technology Transfer office of Imperial Innovations, supporting the identification of research and technology opportunities from Imperial College London for intelectual property protection and commercialisation.

I am a biologist with a PhD in malaria infection from the University of Coimbra, Portugal and did my postdoctoral training in cell and molecular biology at the Institut Curie, Paris, France.