Sam joined the Institute in 2016. She is responsible for managing the Institute's PhD student and Turing Research Fellow programmes, with a particular focus on operational and welfare provision. She is also a member of the Institute's Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Advisory Group.

Prior to joining the Turing, Sam spent 10 years working in fundraising in the UK charity sector. This experience developed her skills in supporter care, relationship and project management, which are key aspects of her role at the Institute.