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    Dr Carina Tyrrell

    Murray Edwards College
    Huntingdon Road
    CB3 0DF

    President’s Fellow; Notable Alumna; Advisor to Health and Life Science companies

    Dr. Carina Tyrrell is a British-Swiss public health physician, investor, and philanthropist, who is a former Miss England and Miss United Kingdom. Tyrrell graduated from Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, with first-class honours. She is best known for her work during the pandemic, where she featured on the front page of The Times for helping to deliver the Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
    Business Career
    Dr. Carina Tyrrell is a highly accomplished British-Swiss venture capital investor. She was Investor and Chief of Staff to the former President of Samsung, Young Sohn – investing from a $600 million deep tech fund, Walden Catalyst, founded by Mr Sohn and Mr Tan, board member of Intel and Softbank. 
    Prior to joining Walden Catalyst, Tyrrell worked at Goldman Sachs in Healthcare Investment Research. She is a Partner at Sana Capital, a healthtech investor, and a non-executive director and advisor to health and life-science companies. 
    As an investor, Tyrrell leverages her extensive experience to identify and invest in innovative technology startups that have the potential to revolutionize industries and change the world. 
    Global Health Research
    Tyrrell began her career as a Doctor working in the National Health Service. She specialised in Public Health and continues to hold academic appointments, including Academic Clinical Fellow at the MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge.
    Tyrrell made significant contributions to the public health field as a physician-scientist at both Cambridge and Oxford Universities. An expert in global public health, Tyrrell published several papers on identifying and managing emerging respiratory viruses. In 2021, she featured on the front page of The Times for her work with Oxford University to help deliver the life-saving Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
    Tyrrell has worked with numerous governmental and international organizations, including the UK Government and the World Health Organization.
    Tyrrell is an alumna of Murray Edwards College and holds a first-class degree in Natural Sciences (MA), a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB BChir), and a Master of Public Health with distinction (MPH) from Cambridge University. 
    Board and Memberships
    Tyrrell is an active participant in various health councils and serves as Governor for Cambridge University Hospitals. As President’s Fellow, Tyrrell works closely with the President to empower women’s education and co-founded the Enterprising Women’s initiative. 
    Tyrrell is a women's rights advocate and has helped raise millions in funding for women and children, health and innovation causes.
    She has been featured in several high-profile media outlets, including BBC News, ITV News, Sky News, Radio 4, The Times, Daily Telegraph, and Business Insider, where she has shared her insights and expertise on a wide range of topics related to healthcare, technology, and venture capital investing.