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Kayisha Payne


Kayisha Payne

Associate Scientist || Founder & Programme Director at MedImmune & BBSTEM

My work philosophy:

Have a clear vision, serve others, empathise, motivate and bring the best out of people, adapt, take risks, be persistent and succeed.

My Roles and Responsibilities

Associate Scientist - Understanding degradation pathways of drugs to design large scale manufacturing facilities to produce biopharmaceutical drugs for patients. Manage relationships with external manufacturing and research organisations. Founder & Programme Director - Founder of a Non-Profit Organisation aimed at inspiring the younger generation to pursue a career in Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths. I direct the coordination of various programmes and events our organisation hold and manage relationships with external organisations.


Process Engineer at COTY Manufacturing UK, Technical Packaging and New Product, Introduction Specialist at COTY Manufacturing UK, Biopharmaceutical Project Manager at Mace, Bachelor and Masters degrees in Chemical Engineering with a focus on biotechnology and drug development.

Why am I on Connect?

Joining this platform allows me to give back to the younger generation. It's a great way to encourage me mentor to share knowledge, best practices, advise which will aim to empower and encourage the individual and help increase the mentees sense of self-worth.

Whom would I like to mentor?

A motivated and driven individual.

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