I am a project manager with over 10 years’ experience delivering large, complex, multi-organisation projects in a scientific research environment. I plan, co-ordinate and monitor project activities resources and risk to successfully meet project deliverables and facilitate the delivery of science into policy. I currently manage the Welsh Government (WG) funded Glastir Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (GMEP) that aims to assess their sustainable land management scheme, Glastir. GMEP is the largest science project in CEH's business portfolio with a budget of £8.5M over a 4-year period. I interact and communicate at all organizational levels across the entire project from project team members to senior civil servants. I represent the project to deliver presentations and chair meetings, responding to questions ranging from WG policy drivers to technical aspects of the project.
Previous to GMEP, I worked 50% as an informatics liaison officer (ILO), promoting best practice in data management, and inputting into the development of the Environmental Information Data Centre (EIDC). The remaining 50% I was an assistant project manager working on large, multi-million, consortia projects including the NERC funded Environmental Virtual Observatory pilot (EVOp); (£2.2M) and Defra funded Terrestrial Umbrella project (£1.3M).
I am an internal auditor qualified to assess compliance against:
- Joint Codes of Practice in Research (JCoPR); a standard for the quality of science and the quality of research processes. Contractors, who carry out research on behalf of NERC, Defra, and 11 other signatory organisations, must follow the code in order to receive funding.
- ISO9001; an internationally recognized quality management standard.
2014-2015: Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Bangor: Project Manager (B5)
2012-2014: Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Bangor: Project Manager (B6)
2006-2012: Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Bangor: Informatics Liaison Officer (B6)
2003-2006: Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Bangor: Science Administrative Support Officer (B7)
1999-2003: Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Bangor: Hydrochemist (B8)
1996: BSc (Hons) Science and the Environment (sandwich)
1997: MSc World Animal Production
2012: PRINCE 2 Foundation and Practitioner
2013: ISO9001:2008 internal auditor