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 of CEH

Dr David Fraser

Email: davfra@ceh.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1491 838800

With a background in aquatic ecology David 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 UKCEH, 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

Dr Colin MacKechnie

Email: cmackechnie@ceh.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1491 838800

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 UKCEH.

Science Areas: Atmospheric Chemistry and Effects and Pollution

Dr Joanne Chamberlain

Dr Joanne Chamberlain

Email: joaamb@ceh.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1491 838800

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.

Science Areas: Soils and Land-Use, and Biodiversity

Nicholas Corker

Nicholas Corker

Email: nicrke@ceh.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1491 838800

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.

For more detail, see Innovation and Commercialisation.

Dr Ingo Schüder

Dr Ingo Schüder

Email: Ingsch@ceh.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1491 69 2225

Ingo has a PhD from Newcastle University in Integrated Pest Management in Horticulture. He has previously worked on Green Infrastructure, Nature Conservation and Sustainable Agriculture. He has experience in fundraising for EU and UK funding streams. Ingo works part-time as a freelance Green Infrastructure consultant and Translator. He oversees the operation and further development of the UK CEH training offer to external customers. In that role Ingo works across all six Science Areas.

Anita Jobson (Petrie)

Anita Jobson (Petrie)

Email: Anit@ceh.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1491 692654

Anita has a background working in research, higher education and academic publishing underpinned by scientific training in botany-ecology in sub-tropical environments from the University of Queensland, Australia. As the Science Coordinator for International she has extensive experience with, and is responsible for, liaising with scientists, senior managers and Directors within UKCEH to develop, monitor progress and report on delivery of the international research portfolio and in doing so coordinates UKCEH strategic international partnerships across the full range of UKCEH science activities. 

International Environmental Research

Charlie Stratford

Charlie Stratford

Email: cstr@ceh.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1491 692413

Charlie has a research background in wetland hydro-ecology and currently holds a NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellowship focussing on natural capital. He sits on the WFD Wetland Technical Advisory Group and is an assistant editor of the journal Mires and Peat. He works closely with the UK water sector and is experienced in translating science for a range of stakeholders. Charlie supports the hydro-climatic risks and water resources sciences areas at UKCEH.

Science Areas: Hydro-Climatic Risks and Water Resources

Dr Caroline King-Okumu

Dr Caroline King-Okumu

Caroline has a background in international cooperation addressing environmental challenges, particularly in dry and drought-prone regions. Her practical and field-based experience includes work with environmental practitioners and managers across the African drylands and globally. She is an active member of the Intergovernmental Working Group on drought under the UNCCD and its Science-Policy Interface, as well as the IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy, Local Communities and Nature Specialist Group, where she contributes to international cooperative efforts building business cases for more environmentally sustainable development.

Caroline's role at UKCEH is to provide strategic support for the creation and pursuit of opportunities for ecological and hydrological capabilities to be applied in different parts of the world through effective international partnership-building and engagement.

International Environmental Research