Dr. Jaqui Hodgkinson, MBA, is currently Vice President of Product Development at Elsevier. She studied for a BSc in molecular biology at the University of Durham, England. On graduating in 1992, she moved to the Biochemistry department, University of Oxford, England for her PhD work on chromatin structure. Seeking a broader challenge, she moved to the Pharmaceutical industry for a 3 year stint, and then moved to Elsevier where she has had diverse roles spanning the organisation.
Her passion is for enabling researchers to find out what has gone before them and increasing research effectriveness. She was instrumental in launching Elsevier’s “Smart Content” program several years ago (which underpins Elsevier’s new Clinical platform, Clinical Key) and drove the charge within the company for centralised ontology management and content enhancement with semantic technologies. Three years ago Jaqui turned her attention to an area closer to her original research background, and she now manages the product development for several of our drug discovery software products.