Dr Sam Hopkins

Sam HopkinsOrganisation

University of Surrey

Job title

Researcher Development Officer 


Sam joined the Researcher Development Programme (RDP) at the University of Surrey in November 2011.  She has developed and designed a range of training and support activities for researchers at PGR and postdoctoral level. Sam now looks after the mentoring programmes and the part time and distance provision for the programme. 

Sam studied BSc Zoology in the UK and then completed her MSc and PhD in South Africa. Following completion of her doctorate, she held positions as a Tutor and then a Lecturer at the University of the Western Cape. She then continued her post-doctoral research career in biological sciences at the University of Surrey and spent a short time at the Zoological Society of London creating a course for fellows on the EDGE Programme. Sam is now applying these experiences to her role in the RDP team.