Fiona obtained a First Class MSci in Forensic and Analytical Chemistry from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland in 2009, during which she undertook a one-year industrial placement at Pfizer, Sandwich. Fiona then moved to Cambridge University UK to accept a place on the Nanoscience and Technology Doctoral Training Centre.
Fiona's doctoral research involved investigating routes to understanding the aggregation behaviour of insulin through the use of supramolecular chemistry. Following the submission of her thesis, Fiona completed a short research internship at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, France working towards the manipulation of particle deposition in evaporating droplets.
Fiona joined HGF in December 2014.