I lead our work in research development, partnership and knowledge exchange. Having held senior positions at the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University, I have experience in all aspects of research, research management and strategy development, research business development and knowledge exchange. Place, partnership and business engagement are particular areas of expertise.
Prior to joining Research Consulting, I was Director of Partnerships, Local Engagement and Commercial Services at Nottingham Trent University, establishing a new team supporting partnerships with business and other employers. Between 2001 and 2017, I held a number of roles at the University of Nottingham where I led teams supporting research, knowledge exchange and strategy across the University. Roles included Acting Director for Research Enterprise and Graduate Services and Head of Business and Local Partnerships.
I am passionate about the role research and universities have in developing places and have been working closely with civic and economic development partners. This includes roles as Director of the University of Nottingham Innovation Park management company, advisory input into the local governance committees for the 2007-2014 ERDF programme and 2014-2020 ESIF programmes and management of business grant schemes.