Dr Pauline Addis

July 11, 2016

Dr Pauline Addis loves good science and good science communication. She obtained her BSc (Hons) from Imperial in 2003 and her MSc from Hartpury University in 2007, for which she was awarded the Dodson & Horrell trophy for top student. She then undertook her PhD at Newcastle University in equine biomechanics, investigating how changing mechanical properties of tendon with age affect horses’ gait. The PhD led to several publications, presentations at international conferences and public engagement events such as Bright Club. During her PhD Pauline gained a deep understanding of anatomy, physiology and how to gain the co-operation of an excitable foal. After graduating in 2012, she stayed at Newcastle, switching from horses to humans, and spent 11 years in the Faculty of Medical Sciences demonstrating the impact of medical research for two iterations of the Research Excellence Framework (REF). In this role, Pauline worked with researchers in areas from fundamental biology to public health, via cancer research, genetics and neuroscience, and therefore has an enviably broad understanding of a massive range of medical research. In 2023 she moved to the NIHR Innovation Observatory at Newcastle University, a national horizon scanning organisation. Here, she specialises in synthesising evidence from a range of sources and presenting it in formats ranging from peer-reviewed journals to Pecha Kucha. Pauline also acts as a peer reviewer from various journals and therefore understands the importance of submitting a clear, concise manuscript.