Areas of expertise / interest:
- Industry- academia interface
- Low carbon/ net zero
- Agri-tech and utilities
- Robotics for health
- Machine learning and optimisation
Having worked at the interface between industry and academia for ten years, I have had the pleasure of enabling innovative research to move from blue-skies reach to having impact in the real world, instigating collaborative projects worth millions of pounds.
With an MSc in Environmental Science, I have applied that knowledge to real challenges across a number of sectors including transport, home energy and renewable energy. I was particularly proud recently that a colleague attributed thousands of tonnes of carbon savings to my interventions.
I specialise in leveraging AI and computer science techniques to drive efficiencies in complex systems as well as transferring innovations into new sectors and geographies.
In my spare time, whilst studying towards an MBA, I paint and as such am interested in the design aspects of robotics as well as the technology’s potential for the creative arts sector.
I like being part of the National Robotarium because…
My overarching aim is to have real impact on some of societies biggest challenges, and being part of The National Robotarium enables me to achieve this goal. Plus, every day- every hour, in fact- is completely different as robotics is so wide-ranging and fast-moving and that keeps me on my toes!