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Dr. Ingrid Fussing International Brand Manager,

Summary: Dr. Ingrid Fussing
International Brand Manager,
H Lundbeck (Pharmaceuticals)
School of Chemistry
Alumnus Profile
A PhD in Chemistry resulted in a career in pharmaceutical marketing in
Denmark for Dr Ingrid Fussing. She now heads a department at the
Danish company Lundbeck in Copenhagen and is preparing for the
market launch of a new treatment for depression.
As a teenager, she was torn between studying Chemistry and Maths at
university. "I'd almost forgotten how much I enjoyed my maths," she now
admits. "But when I help my children with their formulae homework, it all
comes back to me. I like the order of mathematics, the way the numbers
come together." However, in the end, she headed for Southampton for
her undergraduate and postgraduate studies in her other passion,
Chemistry, thinking that chemistry would give broader career options
She remembers her PhD years with affection: "We had a fantastic
atmosphere in the lab, we worked hard but there was plenty of time to
enjoy ourselves too. Of course, it wasn't all wonderful, sometimes you


Source: Anderson, Jim - School of Mathematics, University of Southampton


Collections: Mathematics