Posted on 25 March 2019
The York Enterprise Fellowships enable talented researchers to spend a year, fully funded, developing their research in close collaboration with organisations interested in the translational, and potentially commercial, application of their ideas.
The Fellows and their teams receive one-to-one expert mentoring and around £15,000 to support and progress their ideas. Fellows take part in a series of courses on business and finance, customer engagement, users and branding and leadership. These courses will also be open to the wider research community at York.
During her fellowship year, Dr Hancock aims to develop a spectroscopy instrument for the rapid fingerprinting and diagnosis of a range of health conditions including cancer. This type of spectroscopy testing of tissue samples is quicker and more cost effective than lab-based tests. It also provides a more discerning assessment of disease for early and targeted intervention and reduces patient morbidity/mortality and anxiety.
The Fellowship held by Dr Hancock is supported by the University’s Centre for Future Health.