Speaker profile

Victoria Higgins

Senior Director
GSK – University of Cambridge Strategic Alliance

Victoria is currently Senior Director of the Cambridge-GSK Alliance, a strategic partnership between the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust. As business lead for the Alliance, Victoria has delivered a portfolio of more than 100 collaborative projects over 5 years. The Alliance funds and enables innovative technology and medicine focused research projects across GSK’s R&D areas of interest. Victoria also holds a position at KCL as visiting Director of Strategic Industry Partnerships with a focus on building a strategic relationship between GSK and KCL/KHP, centred on our complementary strengths and capabilities in the field of Cell and Gene Therapy. Over her 23-year career at GSK and its legacy companies Victoria has held various leadership roles chiefly in the field of Biopharmaceutical R&D with responsibilities for delivering the CMC packages (manufacturing process, product and regulatory submissions) for a range of products including Monoclonal Antibodies, Live Virus Vaccines and DNA Vaccines. She has also held roles in Project and Portfolio Management and held a central role in establishing the GSK-Crick Institute ‘LinkLabs’, a unique embedded partnership model. Victoria has a strong belief that ‘people work with people they like and trust’ and hence focuses on developing mutually valuable relationships with individuals as the critical first step in any collaboration.

Agenda sessions

Day 1

November 13, 2019

  • The Innovation Lab

    • The Innovation Lab
      This stream will focus on bringing the Lab of the Future to life. Enabling collaborations and partnerships, running innovation hubs and creating the physical and business environments for innovation
    • 2:30 pm
      People over Process: How people centred collaboration leads to success