Deirdre Black

Deirdre Black is a senior manager at the Royal Society of Chemistry and has led its Science Team since 2013.

She is responsible for developing and overseeing the delivery of programmes to support research, working with our members and with other stakeholders across the research and innovation community, including policymakers and funding agencies.

She contributes to strategy development across the Royal Society of Chemistry, with a particular focus on the areas of science, innovation and global challenges.

Deirdre graduated from University College Dublin, Ireland, and then spent two years as an exchange student in France before obtaining a PhD in theoretical particle physics from Syracuse University, New York in 2001.

She next held postdoctoral positions at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Virginia and at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington DC.

Deirdre then moved to the UK and was as a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge before joining the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2011.