Dr Poonam Malik – Board Member

Dr Malik is a University Med Tech Consultant Advisor, Life Sciences & Health Sector Expert, Mentor, Social Entrepreneur and Angel Investor.

Dr Malik brings expertise and interest in the growth of life sciences, health and digital sector skills development across public, private, third and higher education research & commercialisation sectors. She is a Governor and University Court member for the University of the Highlands & Islands, and an Advisory Board Member for Wallet Services, an innovative Blockchain Technology Company.

As a Board Member of Scottish Enterprise, Dr Malik is focused on stimulating economic growth with businesses and universities and nurturing innovation with data and technology in the Scottish economy.

She advises the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Economy & Enterprise Committee and is the Director of the World Health Innovation Summit.

Dr Malik is an active member of Investing Women Angels, Scotland’s only all Women Angel Investor Community supporting with investment, mentoring, and training. She is also a member of Changing the Chemistry supporting Board Advisory.

She holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Glasgow; an MBA in Strategy and Leadership from the University of Edinburgh Business School; an MSc in Biotechnology (Animal Sciences) from the Indian Veterinary Research Institute; and a BSc degree in Chemistry and Zoology.

A finalist in the Scottish Women’s Awards 2019 for the Social Leader of the Year award and Scottish Women’s Awards 2018 finalist for the Services to Education Leadership award, Dr Malik has held positions in the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Cumbria/Lancaster. She was awarded the Title of Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences in 2015 and a Fellowship of the Royal Society of Biology in 2017.