Contact Purnima Patani


Chemistry graduate and an MSc in Environmental Quality Management, Purnima started her career as a Development Scientist in the pharmaceutical industry and has since progressed from Field Sales, Marketing, Project Management, Operations Director to Senior Director and General Manager predominantly in the Life Sciences domain. She has experience in business start ups and change management. More recently she has undergone a career step change to teaching and education.

Current activities

Currently a Programme Director for Centre of Excellence in Energetic Material - working with Dstl, AWE & DE&S to start up this initiative to rebuild national capability in energetic materials. 

As a Teaching Fellow in Centre for Defence Chemistry - developing and delivering lectures in chemistry, environment and human physiology for a number of courses including Ammunition Technicians, Officers Petroleum Course, Environmental Awareness and CBRN Defence Science.