I am an enthusiastic, experienced science communications professional with a particular interest in medical research and environmental issues. As External Relations Manager at the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) in Brussels, Belgium, my responsibilities include writing and developing IMI communications materials, promoting IMI via social media, press relations, and event management. Before joining IMI in 2011, I worked in other (mainly science) communications roles in European associations and companies based in Brussels. I speak English, French, Dutch, and German. Outside work, I keep myself (and sometimes my neighbours) entertained by playing the flute, cooking, and attempting to learn Japanese.