Ms. Nicole Parker

Research Assistant



Nicole has been working in the commercial pharmaceutical industry for the last 25 years. Whilst at Pfizer she started out as a Senior Animal Technician, and then moved across into the Allergy Respiratory group as an Senior Associate Scientist for 8 years doing model development for asthma and COPD models such as the cigarette smoke and ozone model until Pfizer closed their site in Kent.

She then joined Astra Zeneca as a Senior Research Scientist for the Respiratory Inflammation and Allergy Team researching targets such as OVA, tobacco smoke, and cachectic muscle wasting models, and acute models e.g. IL-13 and lung mechanics analysis using the flexivent, situated in Gothenburg Sweden for 4 years. After that she came back to the UK and worked for Astra Zeneca at the Cambridge site as a Scientist for the Safety, Metabolism and Toxicology Team and then moved across into the Oncology team carrying out PD studies on tumour bearing models, tumour growth curves, tissue sampling and cell culture. She then moved up to Cheshire where she worked for Cancer Research UK for one year. Nicole joined the Nanomedicine Lab in March 2021 as a Research Assistant.