Rosemary obtained her BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology from Bath University, and PhD in Neuroscience at Cambridge (Wolfson, 1992-1995).
Following postdoctoral positions at Lund University, Sweden, and Harvard Medical School, Rosemary held a Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellowship at Cardiff University, from 2001-2004.
In 2005, Rosemary took up a lectureship position at the newly opened Keele University Medical School. She was responsible for establishing the first year of the Keele undergraduate degree and from 2016-2019 was Director of Medical Sciences, responsible for the delivery of pre-clinical education on the MBChB programme.
On return to Cambridge, Rosemary joined Wolfson’s Development and Networks team as convenor for the Global Health Research Hub. In 2022 she took on the role of Director of Studies for Pre-clinical Medicine (Standard/Affiliate Course).
Rosemary has had a long association with Parkinson’s UK and is currently a member of their College of Experts. She sits on the Board of NECTAR - the European Network for Cell Transplantation and Restoration. Rosemary has been a Section Editor and Editor of the international neuroscience journal NeuroReport, and is currently a Section Editor for Advances in Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation Journal.