Career History

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Business Development Manager, DESOTEC.
  • Identification of relevant B2B links relating to the core business of mobile filtration units to address environmental pollution and land remediation.

2021 - 2022
Project Manager and Bid Development, EVINCE TECHNOLOGY.
  • Development of production processes and timeline projections for research bids.
  • Management of R&D production schedules for six engineering staff.
  • Managed the relocation and commissioning of a Focused Ion Beam electron microscope – value >£1.5m,
  • Managed a network upgrade and IT improvement programme
  • Initiated funded programme with academic researchers to drive R&D opportunities – worth> £80k.
  • Staff management and lab safety & supervision.

2019 - 2021
P/T Cover Supervisor and Teaching Assistant (SEN), ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
  • Supporting SEND/ physically disabled pupils (Y1 – Y8)
  • Secondary level cover teaching (Y7-Y11)
  • 1-2-1 and group support, supervision, teaching and assessment.
  • Provided comprehensive review reports to coordinators.

  • Developed a €3.5m Zinc-Air Battery research funding bid for an International SME to the EU H2020 programme. The role ended after this bid was submitted.

2014 - 2018
Research Development Manager, UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD
  • Responsible for Engineering and Informatics + Allied Health Faculties.
  • Led a team of four research officers.
  • Revitalized research funding at the University of Bradford
  • Research bidding increased from £25m to £79m p.a.
  • Awards increase from £6m to 21m p.a.
  • Supported £110m of research bids with £30m awarded (success rate of 27%).
  • Delivered taught courses in research management & increased research engagement by 400%
  • Managed engagement with research funders (Innovate UK, JeS, Flexigrant, H2020).

2013 - 2014
Business Development Manager & STFC IPS Fellow THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
  • Secured £650k of innovation funding to support R&D in particle physics
  • Supported £5.5m of research and innovation funding bids.
  • Fundamental in the establishment of 2 SME R&D companies,
  • Durridge plc - Developing Radon detectors
  • Geoptic plc - Developing muon detectors for geological monitoring
  • Initiated the development of a research bid to NERC for environmental sensing.
  • NERC ranking panel for the Technology Proof-of-Concept funding program 2014.
  • Promoted knowledge transfer with over 100 SMEs and represented the University at Trade Shows, Conferences and KTN Events.
  • Worked directly with the STFC as one of the Innovation Partnership Fellows

2011 - 2013
Lecturer, Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science, UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
  • Managed M.Eng. Enquiry Based Learning for Chemical Engineers program
  • Designed and delivered undergraduate modules in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering.
  • Supervised Chemical Engineering laboratory practical classes (UG1, 2 & 3)
  • Supervised PhD (5) and M.Eng. project students in Environmental Catalysis
  • Supervised UG3 M.Eng Petroleum Engineering field trip to Aberdeen
  • Ran research projects in Biofuels catalysis of waste fats
  • Submitted £10m of research bids and was successful with £130k of innovation funding,
  • Won £20k to develop biodiesel from waste oils reactor. I ensured that the work was recognized by the IChemE Teaching awards 2013.

2009 - 2011
  • Led the development and project management of a prototype point-of-care medical device for rapid triage of myocardial infarction.
  • Coordinated staff training and development of microfabrication facilities.
  • Supervised 4 M.Sc. and 3 PhD student projects in the fields of microfluidics and medical devices.
  • Managed and delivered work placement activities for over forty Y11 students.
  • Designed and delivered training courses in LabView and Solidworks.
  • Assessed student submissions for 1st LEGO League schools NI competition.
  • Mentored 8 Y10-Y11 students undertaking a CREST program focused on connected health.
  • Submitted £600k of research funding bids.
  • Shortlisted for the EPSRC NoiseMaker 2010 public engagement scheme.

2001 - 2009
  • Managed R&D microfluidic projects: -
    • Syngenta Rapid assay for Biofuels analysis
    • BBSRC Microfluidics for SNOM
    • Astra Zeneca Agrochemical analysis instrument systems
    • EPSRC Laboratory-on-a-Chip – Sensors phase.
    • MOD Ultrasonic Filters
  • Managed laboratory facilities for polymer microfabrication and CNC Machining.
  • Designed and fabricated advanced instruments and sensors for microfluidic analysis.
  • Developed and delivered taught courses in Chemical Engineering & Measurement science.
  • Responsible for the management of the M.Eng. Enquiry Based Learning for Chemical Engineers.
  • Delivered a proof-of-concept success for an Ultrasound airborne particle concentration instrument.
  • Established a Bioreactor working group with Life Science and Chemical Engineering.
  • Supervised over 15 M.Sc. and PhD students in a wide range of project areas.
  • Presented work at various National and International conferences.