Dr Mike Sawkins:

At the start of his career Mike spent six years conducting biomedical research at universities in the UK and Ireland, gaining a PhD in Tissue Engineering from the University of Nottingham in 2012.

Since then he has held several roles in fundraising and business development with local and regional charities in South Yorkshire and the East Midlands.

He is currently Business Development Manager at a local Sheffield Charity, Cavendish Cancer Care and a Grant Panel Member at South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation.

Mike’s passion is ensuring that local people get the care and support they need to maximise their health and wellbeing, no matter what challenges they may face.