Angela graduated from the University of Nottingham with a BSc in Plant Science. Following this she worked in technical sales for an agricultural merchant then went back into academia to obtain an MSc in Applied Genetics and a PhD in Plant Molecular Biology, both at the University of Birmingham. Angela was awarded a one year Medici Fellowship at Birmingham where she worked to raise awareness and commercialise research from the Schools of Biosciences and Medicine. She then worked for a further three years in Knowledge and Technology Transfer at Birmingham City University, playing a leading role in identification and protection of IP, building strategic relationships for development and commercialisation of technology. Angela then moved to a commercial role at the UK Human Tissue Bank where she was responsible for Business Development and Sales. She played an influential role in evaluation of new products and business strategy and was instrumental in establishing a number of relationships, which ultimately led into a series of merger negotiations and exit opportunities for the business. Angela joined Oxford University Innovation in October 2009.