…part of the Diamond Dozen 2016 series
Principal Scientist, Skin Health
GSK Consumer Health Care
People are a key ingredient in product development. They design, make and use them. They are a valuable source of insight and inspiration. Successful product and people developers have the Creative Enabler mindset and when I met Judith at TeenTech Surrey I knew she was the real deal. Her understanding of healthcare products, enthusiasm for her subject and her encouragement of others make her part of my Diamond Dozen.
My description of Judith in six words…
Chemistry champion developing products and people.
Judith started her career with an education/industry mix at P&G where she obtained a degree in chemistry whilst working in an analytical department. During her 23-year career with P&G she worked across many categories including Health Care, Oral Care, Beauty Care and Prestige; finally specialising in fragrance analysis. Her close collaboration with perfumers included highlights like recreating the smell of cricket and the scent of the Hugo Boss racing yacht.
In 2013 she joined GSK in the Consumer Healthcare Skin Health group where she is an R&D project lead using her knowledge to transfer new initiatives from R&D into manufacturing. As part of the Royal Society of Chemistry and GSK’s Africa partnership Judith is one of the four-person team who run workshops in Africa with the aim of training over 400 scientists in analytical techniques.
Judith has a passion for inspiring the next generation of scientists. A STEM Ambassador and STEM lead at GSK House, she represents GSK in the Science Industry Partnership careers group and is very active in GSK’s Science Education program where she is involved with the GSK Germ Challenge, Big Bang, SATRO and TeenTech.