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Dr Jennifer Thompson

Head of Business Development in the Research and Innovation Services
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 44643
Fax: +44 (0) 191 33 44635

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Job Description

To provide a ‘broker’ or ‘link’ service to bring business and industrial partners together with relevant academic staff, research groups or research institutes, and to then support and nurture the relationships. Core responsibility to deliver Private Sector Business and Industry engagement. 

Responsible for supporting specific business sectors as informed by review of key research strengths and opportunity horizon scanning . Line management for Analytical Services, Consultancy, DIBF, employer engagement activity and delivery of HEIF reporting.