Dr Nagamani Bora is the lead and director for biotechnology degree programmes at the University of Nottingham. Prior to this she worked as a senior lecturer in microbial technology at De Montfort University, as a senior research fellow at Aston University on an EPSRC-funded project between industry and academia, as a senior scientist at Avecia Biotechnology developing therapeutic proteins, and as a research associate at Newcastle University seeking greater understanding of the diversity and dynamics of starter cultures on European smear-ripened cheeses. She graduated with a genetics and biochemistry degree from India, and continued to specialise in industrial biotechnology in her MSc and PhD (2000–2005) from Newcastle University.
She is the chair for Biotechnology Teaching Theme, a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a fellow of the Royal Society of Biology. She was nominated as the ‘Inspirational Woman in Biotechnology-2019’.
In her current role she looks at all aspects of student experience from access, retention, progression and attainment.