Miriam Mendes is the Senior Research Facilitator at the Blavatnik School of Government.

Miriam provides support to researchers seeking to consolidate and finance their research strategy, including hands-on support to prepare successful grant applications.

She has over 15 years of experience developing and managing high-profile research programmes at Oxford, UCL and Warwick, and supporting academic leaders to foster policy and business impacts in the UK and globally. Prior to joining the School in July 2020, Miriam was a senior programme manager for large international collaborative projects, having applied for and managed translational research programmes totalling more than £35 million. 

Miriam holds BSc and MPhil degrees in Molecular Genetics from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and an MA in Political Theory and Government from the University of Essex.

Earlier in her career, she was a molecular biologist at the University of Cambridge and the Sanger Centre and later worked for Californian and German biotechnology companies. 

Her main interest is in participating in initiatives that use innovative research outputs to effect change and address global challenges, particularly those that have a strong impact on the sustainable social and economic distribution of resources.