Dr Gillian Whitfield

Managing Director

Gill has a University background in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, followed by a degree in Molecular Biology and a PhD in Genetics and Biotech from Glasgow University.  After working as a Patent Examiner at the UK Intellectual Property Office in the mid-1990s, she began working in private practice in Bristol and then subsequently in Bath.  After receiving an offer of equity partnership, which she politely declined, Gill followed her dream and founded Astrum, a niche IP firm with specific focus on high-growth technology companies.


Seldom does a professional combine technical excellence with the commercial acumen and common sense that Gill possesses.  Intellectual Property and its defence is everything to an SME like ours.  Gill understands this.Mirifice Ltd.