Any member of the Business Development team can help you with your enquiry, but you might be able to identify the most suitable individual to contact by reviewing the assignment of responsibilities for Science Areas.
The Business Development team:
Dr David Fraser
David's scientific background is in fisheries ecology, with a PhD investigating the ecology of Arctic charr in Scottish lochs. He has held a number of freshwater scientific and policy positions with statutory conservation bodies before a move into environmental consultancy, where he held various senior water and ecology related roles. As Head of Business Development at CEH, David's primary role is to increase and diversify research income. He and Business Development colleagues work closely with Science Area Leads to identify existing and prospective products and services, pursuing those with appropriate customers and partners.
Dr Colin MacKechnie
With a background in Physics, Colin has a PhD from Southampton University and an MBA from the Open University. He has extensive experience of promoting and securing funding for science from a range of clients, and supports atmospheric, pollution and environmental risk science initiatives at CEH.
Dr Joanne Chamberlain
Joanne has a PhD from the University of Cambridge in forest genetics and ecology and has experience developing and managing DFID, EC and Defra-funded research within the HEI and consultancy sectors. She is responsible for biodiversity and ecosystem science initiatives at CEH, and supports our scientists in this area to secure funding from a range of clients.
Nicholas has more than 25 years' experience in sustainable development, working as an environmental planner in professional practice, in research, education and extension for rural management and, latterly, in innovation management. He manages the CEH innovation pipeline from proof of concept through to spin-out formation. This includes having responsibility for all aspects of commercialisation: project identification and iteration, support and funding and intellectual property (IP) capture and licensing.