Dr Maria Augusta Arruda

Head of Researcher Development

Maria Augusta Arruda

University of Nottingham


Maria Augusta Arruda is Head of Researcher Development at the University of Nottingham’s Researcher Academy. Maria holds a BSc. and PhD In Pharmacology from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), where she returned as a senior lecturer. Previous roles at the University of Nottingham include leading the Programme in Drug Discovery with Brazil, and managing the University's strategic relationship with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and its councils. Before joining the University of Nottingham, Maria was Head of the Academic Department at Farmanguinhos-Fiocruz, the pharmaceutical arm of the Brazilian Ministry of Health. 

Maria is also Chair of the University of Nottingham's Black and Asian Minority Staff Network.