Andrew McBride

Translational Projects Manager

  • College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine Research Office

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Queen's Medical Research Institute,
Edinburgh Bioquarter,
47 Little France Crescent,

Post code
EH16 4TJ


A biochemist by training Andrew completed a PhD in Molecular & Cellular Biology at the University of Dundee prior to embarking on Post-doctoral research in drug discovery with Professor Scott Webster at the University of Edinburgh.  During this time Andrew gained experience in drug development, working collaboratively with industrial and clinical partners, to take two small molecule enzyme inhibitors to first in human studies.  He managed pre-clinical drug development programmes, including pre-clinical safety, to support regulatory submissions.

In 2017 Andrew took up the role of the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine Translator in Residence.  He used his experience to support researchers in translating  their research towards innovative healthcare solutions to unmet clinical and market needs.

In the Autumn of 2021 Andrew took up the role of Entrepreneur in Residence with the Wellcome Trust iTPA team at Edinburgh Innovations.  This role will see Andrew work to sustain and increase engagement of early career researchers across the University with translation and commercialisation of research to develop a sustainable pipeline of translational projects and activities.  Andrew continues to work 1 day per week for the College as a Translational Project Manager principally managing the College's MRC Confidence in Concept portfolio of projects.  


PhD Molecular & Cellular Biology, University of Dundee, 2003-2007

BSc Hons Biochemistry, University of Stirling, 1997-2001

Association for Project Management Project Fundamentals Qualification (2021)

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