Dr Cohen received her first degree in Applied Biology in 1985 and PhD in Immunology in 1989. She spent time as a research scientist and lecturer at Addenbrookes’ Hospital in Cambridge, the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology and The Royal Postgraduate Medical School both in London, and The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

In 2001, she left mainstream science to establish a Life Science Communications company, Euroscicon Ltd- the first international independent academic life science events company in the world. In 2015, Euroscicon became the first company to produce live-streamed only independent academic life science events and its success led to its buyout by a global leading conference company. Dr Cohen is the Director of Cancer Carer Parcel, a business she founded following her own diagnosis in 2013 and subsequent successful treatment using personalised medicine.

Dr Cohen has over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications, has authored several books and has been a commissioning editor. Her stem cell research was pivotal in establishing cord blood transplantation as a mainstream procedure and she was a founding scientific member of Eurocord.