Biomedical sciences

Amy Vincent

Member since 2023

Occupation: Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow at Newcastle University
Phone number: (+44) 191 208 6291

I am incredibly passionate about STEM education, science capital, equality, diversity and inclusion in STEM and career development for early career researchers.


Amy Vincent is a Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow at Newcastle University in the Wellcome Centre for Mitochondrial Research (WCMR) and John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre. She completed her PhD in 2017 and was awarded a Fellowship in 2019, when she was invited to be a principal investigator in the WCMR. Mitochondria are the batteries of our cells making the energy for the cells to function. Amy’s group work on understanding the cause and progression of a rare disease called mitochondrial disease, and the effect of mitochondrial dysfunction on muscle cells.

Public and patient engagement are incredibly important to Amy, who regularly attends family days run by the Lily Foundation and Muscular Dystrophy UK. Amy is active on several committees which focus on equality, diversity and inclusion and career development for early career researchers. Amy is a woman in STEM and a member of the LGBTQ+ community in STEM.


  • EDI process improvements
  • Education - responsibilities and influences
  • Engaging under-represented audiences
  • Evidence based governance
  • Impact of outside responsibilities on career progression for early career researchers
  • Lifelong learning
  • Misinformation and disinformation
  • Research culture
  • Societal impact of research
  • Young women in STEM