Dr Kirstine Knox is the Director of Development at the Blavatnik School of Government.
Prior to joining the Blavatnik School of Government, Kirstine was the Associate Director for Major Gifts at the University of Oxford Development Office. A scientist by training, Kirstine graduated with honours in biochemistry from the University of Glasgow in 1987, and obtained a PhD in 1991 from St Mary's Medical School, University of London, before establishing a research group and lecturing at the University of Oxford. In 1998 she moved from Oxford University to the Department of Health for a 3 year spell in strategic planning, management, policy development and communications. In 2001, Kirstine returned to Oxford University to take part in work under the auspices of National Cancer Research Institute to better support translational cancer research. In 2005, Kirstine became Chief Executive of the Motor Neurone Disease Association, a position she held until 2012 when Kirstine returned to the University of Oxford.