Sarah Caddick

Founder & CEO

Dr. Caddick is Founder and CEO of Thalamic Ltd, a bespoke consultancy specialising in philanthropic advisory services, foundation and corporate grant strategy development, institutional review and strategy development for large scale projects, salon and workshop curation and convening. Sarah embarked upon her scientific career following a PhD in neuroscience at the University of Southampton with research posts at Duke University and the Medical College of Virginia. After receiving a prestigious fellowship from a private foundation she became interested in the role of philanthropy in the scientific enterprise. Over the last two decades she has advised individual philanthropists and organisations on strategy and investments in research and has been responsible for the development of a range of academic centres and institutes in the USA and UK, across a broad range of scientific disciplines. Sarah has a particular passion for curating dynamic salons, workshops and panel style events that encourage diverse participants to explore the interface between different areas of science and to begin to understand the role of science in many areas of society. She currently serves on a number of boards and committees, including Autistica and the Science Gallery, Kings College. She is a former guest curator and presenter for TEDGlobal and the Skoll World Forum.