Find out more about the team at Cambridge Enterprise and how you can get in touch.

Consultancy services

  • Dr Christopher Arnot

    Dr Christopher Arnot

    Manager, Research Tools

    +44 (0)1223 763752 |

    Christopher attained a BSc (Hons) and MSc from the University of the Witwatersrand, followed by a PhD from the Department of Biochemistry at Cambridge, working on innate immune receptor signalling and assembly. He subsequently worked as a research consultant and postdoc, collaborating with a variety of companies including GSK, Biopharma, Pfizer and AstraZeneca. Christopher joined Cambridge Enterprise as a Consultancy Associate in September 2011 and now manages the University's research tool portfolio.

  • Helen Atkinson

    Helen Atkinson

    Deputy Head of Consultancy Services

    +44 (0) 1223 330761 |

    Helen joined Cambridge Enterprise in August 2014 as a Consultancy Manager. Before joining Cambridge Enterprise Helen worked at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute as the Executive Assistant to the Director. Helen has extensive experience of the workings of the University of Cambridge and the interface between academics and industry as she spent 10 years in the University’s Research Office in various roles, culminating in the post of Assistant Director, School of Clinical Medicine.

  • Jonathan Bailey

    Jonathan Bailey

    Senior Consultancy Associate

    +44 (0)1223 760342 |

    Jonathan joined Cambridge Enterprise as a Consultancy Associate in June 2006 following seven years negotiating professional services agreements for a London based firm of consulting civil and structural engineers. Prior to this he was a Director of a family owned Cambridge firm of building contractors. Earlier in his career he carried out consultancy work into various technical and commercial aspects of the mining and metals industries. He has an M.A. in Geology from Brasenose College, Oxford and an MSc in Mineral Exploration from Imperial College, London.

  • Peri Cihan

    Peri Cihan

    Senior Consultancy Associate

    +44 (0)1223 763717 |

    Peri joined Cambridge Enterprise in January 2012 as Consultancy Administrator (maternity cover). Before joining Cambridge Enterprise Peri worked for CRAC: The Career Development Organisation for 4 years, where she developed strong project and event management skills. In her role at CRAC as a programme manager for Vitae, Peri was responsible for developing and delivering an annual programme of training activities for researchers.

  • Marie Georghiou

    Marie Georghiou

    Consultancy Associate

    +44 (0)1223 763760 |

    Marie joined Cambridge Enterprise in October 2012. She has held a variety of office roles and volunteering positions since 2005 in France, Cyprus and England, including administration, finance and teaching.

    She completed her Graduate Diploma in Law at the University of Westminster in 2011 and also holds a degree in French Law from Paris I University and a degree in Translation from Montpellier III University.

  • Dr Linda Piusa

    Dr Linda  Piusa

    Consultancy Associate

    +44 (0) 1223 765008 |

    Linda joined Cambridge Enterprise in June 2015. Before joining Cambridge Enterprise Linda taught law and entrepreneurship related subjects at the Anglia Ruskin University. She has attained a Master of Public Affairs from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs in Indiana University (USA) and a Doctorate in Law from the Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt in Germany. Her dissertation focused on procedural aspects of foreign investment law.

  • Ellie Terry

    Ellie Terry

    Consultancy Administrator

    +44 (0)1223 764813 |

    Ellie joined Cambridge Enterprise in July 2013 as Consultancy Administrator. Before joining Cambridge Enterprise, Ellie worked for Xtravirt Ltd as Office Administrator supporting a team of 40 IT consultants on a variety of virtualization projects. Prior to this she worked for Savills PLC as Operations and IT Purchasing Assistant.

  • Dr Amanda Zeffman

    Dr Amanda Zeffman

    Head of Consultancy Services

    +44 (0)1223 763756 |

    After gaining a PhD in HIV research from the MRC-Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, then working for the Food Standards Agency in scientific policy, Amanda went on to work for Isis Research (now known as Synovate Healthcare) where she was responsible for planning, implementing and analysing large international studies on HIV therapy for the Pharmaceutical industry.

    In January 2005 Amanda joined the University of Nottingham's School of Pharmacy, where she ran a newly created interdisciplinary Doctoral Training Centre. As project manager, she coordinated the PhD programme and brought together academics and industry to generate collaborative research projects in targeted therapeutics. Amanda also ran a government-funded project to develop researchers' transferable skills.

    Amanda joined Cambridge Enterprise as Consultancy Associate in 2008.


  • Elishia Harji

    Elishia  Harji

    Executive Assistant

    +44 (0)1223 65001 |

    Eli joined Cambridge Enterprise in May 2015 as Executive Assistant. Prior to this she worked as a Parliamentary Researcher and Assistant to an MP, based in the House of Commons. She has a degree in English and History from the University of Leeds where she also studied for her MA in literature of the Romantic Period.

  • Dr Tony Raven

    Dr Tony Raven

    Chief Executive Officer

    +44 (0)1223 746800 |

    Dr Tony Raven joined Cambridge Enterprise as Chief Executive in December 2011. Previously he was Director of Research & Innovation Services at the University of Southampton, where he helped establish Southampton’s international reputation as a leading entrepreneurial university, creating a portfolio of 11 spin-out companies with four listings on the London Stock Exchange.

    After graduating with a First in physics from Manchester University, he obtained his MSc and DPhil from the University of Oxford. He worked at Rutherford Appleton Laboratories and Osaka University before joining Cambridge-based PA Consulting in 1983.

    In 1985 he was a founder of Summit Technology, the market leader in laser refractive surgery, which was acquired by Nestle Alcon in 2000 for $893 million. In 1987 he co-founded Cambridge-based Sagentia Group plc, a technical and management consultancy which is listed on the London Stock Exchange. In 1991 he founded Diomed Inc, a pioneer and world leader in therapeutic medical diode lasers, and served as CEO and Deputy Chairman until 2000.

    Dr Raven is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and a Member of the Institute of Directors.

  • Dr Paul Seabright

    Dr Paul Seabright

    Deputy Director

    +44 (0)1223 760339 |

    Paul joined Cambridge Enterprise in April 2009 to take up the post as head of consultancy services. In 2010 he was a board member and director of Cambridge University Technical Services Limited (CUTS), a consultancy company wholly owned by Cambridge Enterprise Ltd. He has considerable experience of technology transfer in both the biotech and medtech sectors, a degree in biochemistry and a PhD in chemistry from Manchester. Paul was previously head of business development at Health Enterprise East where he was instrumental in building a successful technology transfer and consultancy organisation for the NHS in this region. Before this he was a technology manager at Cambridge Enterprise for more than 3 years and led its life science team. Paul also spent 5 years as a senior scientist with a Cambridge biotech company developing the its medtech business and has been a postdoctoral researcher with the MRC and the University of Cambridge.

Finance and Operations

  • Elizabeth Bone

    Elizabeth Bone

    Assistant Accountant (Purchase Ledger)

    +44 (0)1223 764889 |

    Elizabeth joined Cambridge Enterprise in August 2007 as an Accounts Assistant, and is responsible for the purchase ledgers for both Cambridge Enterprise and Cambridge University Technical Services. Elizabeth has over 20 years experience of ledger accounts.

  • Steven Humm

    Steven Humm

    Sales Ledger Administrator

    +44 (0)1223 763710 |

    Steven joined Cambridge Enterprise as Sales Ledger Administrator in December 2011.

    Steven came to CE after five years experience working for a spin out company from Cambridge Consultants. Prior to this Steven Has over 25 years of experience in Manufacturing, Retail and Wholesale accounts.

  • Helen Page-Croft

    Helen  Page-Croft

    Financial Controller

    +44 (0)1223 765350 |

    Helen joined Cambridge Enterprise in December 2008 as Contract Accountant. For seven years prior to that she worked for Cambridge Manufacturing Industry Links, now IfM Education and Consultancy Services Limited, another wholly owned company of the University of Cambridge.

  • Mark Parsons

    Mark  Parsons

    Head of Finance and Accounting

    +44 (0)1223 765126 |

    Mark is head of Finance and Accounting for Cambridge Enterprise Limited, having joined in October 2009. Mark is a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant with over ten years post qualification experience working in public practice and industry.

    Initially Mark worked for a local firm of accountants for two years then moved into industry. Recent roles include working for a UK subsidiary of a US owned life science company in St Ives, Cambridgeshire and a large US owned capital equipment manufacturer in Royston, Hertfordshire.

  • Ruth Queen

    Ruth Queen

    Human Resources Manager

    +44 (0)1223 765789 |

    Ruth Queen is Human Resources Manager at Cambridge Enterprise, having joined in May 2014. Ruth is a CIPD qualified HR practitioner having worked within the field of HR for over 15 years within both private and charitable sectors. Ruth’s most recent role was for Cambridge-based housing association CHS Group where she initially worked as HR Manager, then as HR Project Manager. Previous to that Ruth worked for the Cambridge high-tech start-up Geneva Technology.

  • Fiona Sanders-Hewett

    Fiona  Sanders-Hewett

    Project Accountant

    +44 (0)1223 769279 |

    Fiona joined Cambridge Enterprise in November 2007 as Financial Accountant, joining the Finance and Operations Team. Previously, she trained for three years with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Assurance sector, within Commercial Audit, during which time she obtained her ACA qualification. Fiona has an M.A. in Archaeology and Anthropology from Downing College, Cambridge.

  • Barry Thompson

    Barry Thompson

    Project Accountant

    +44 (0)1223 330713 |

    Barry joined Cambridge University Technical Services Ltd (later Cambridge Enterprise) in June 1999 as the then sole member of the accounts office having previously worked for 28 years in the Accounts Department at Bidwells in Cambridge. Prior to this he worked for 13 years in Burnham Market, Norfolk in the office of a General store Educated at Syderstone and Stanhoe primary Schools and eventually at Fakenham Grammar School.

  • Sinead Varley

    Sinead Varley

    Office Manager

    +44 (0)1223 763715 |

    Sinead joined Cambridge Enterprise in October 2013 as an Office Administrator and became Office Manager in November 2014. Prior to joining Cambridge Enterprise she worked for Johnson Matthey as an Admin Assistant within their technology department and offered admin support to a large team of Chemists, Engineers and Production Line workers. She has a degree in Politics from Nottingham Trent University.


  • Shirley Jamieson

    Shirley  Jamieson

    Head of Marketing

    +44 (0)1223 760334 |

    Shirley is Head of Marketing which covers marketing and events. In 1999 Shirley co-authored the successful bid on behalf of the University of Cambridge to create the Cambridge Entrepreneurship Centre. Shirley was Head of External Relations at the Centre which in 2004 evolved into Cambridge Enterprise. Shirley has extensive experience of start up companies from her experience of working for over fifteen years in executive search. First for Egon Zehnder International as a Researcher and then for six years she was Managing Director of Scientific Resources, part of the Generics Group. During the mid 1990's she ran her own consultancy firm specialising in senior appointments for technology based companies. In 2002 she was the Cambridge Evening News "Business Woman of the Year". She was Governor of Anglia Ruskin University until 2012. Shirley is Chair of the Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust

  • Kasia Ladds

    Kasia Ladds

    Communications and Marketing Associate

    Kasia Ladds is a Communications and Marketing Associate, focused on helping Cambridge Enterprise engage with the University’s academic partners and providing marketing and communications support. Previously, Kasia served as a Communications Co-ordinator at Cambridge Assessment where she did copywriting, editing and editorial administration. A graduate of the University of Kent, Kasia earned a Masters of Creative Writing in 2012.

  • Laura Roberts

    Laura Roberts

    Marketing and Events Administrator

    +44 (0)1223 765024 |

    Laura is the Marketing Administrator at Cambridge Enterprise. She has experience in events and marketing both within smaller institutions and the University. Her previous roles have given her the opportunity to assist at events in Europe and USA. She has pursued a career in marketing and events since graduating in 2007 with a BA Hons in Performing Arts.

  • Leef Smith Barnes

    Leef Smith Barnes

    Deputy Head of Marketing and Communications

    +44 (0)1223 760335 |

    A veteran journalist, Leef worked at The Washington Post for 16 years, covering stories that ranged in scope from major world events, to the folly of the weather. She has worked as a magazine editor and communications consultant. Since moving to Cambridge, Leef has worked with the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, writing stories about ground breaking genomic research.

  • Joanna Tramontin

    Joanna  Tramontin

    Marketing Project Manager

    +44 (0)1223 763712 |

    Joanna is Marketing Project Manager, focussed on increasing Cambridge Enterprise's engagement with both the University's Departments and research sponsors through demonstrating the impact of the University's commercialisation activities. Previously Joanna was Marketing & Events Manager, responsible for managing a variety of marketing & PR projects and a portfolio of events, raising awareness of Cambridge Enterprise's activities both within the University and to the wider community. Prior to joining Cambridge Enterprise in October 2004, Joanna worked in the financial services sector.

Seed Funds

  • Dr Mike Arnott

    Dr Mike  Arnott

    Investment Manager (Physical Sciences)

    +44 (0)1223 763764 |

    Mike is the Physical Sciences Investment Manager for the Seed Funds team. He initially worked as an exploration geophysicist, a highlight being the identification of the Banks Shallow field in 1985. Mike then took a PhD in Surface Physics at the Cavendish Laboratory, where he patented one and licensed two unrelated technologies to industry.

    After completing his PhD, Mike joined Xaar plc, becoming the Senior Technologist and design authority for their printheads up until the flotation of Xaar in 1997. He went on to TTP, developing the TouchSprayTM manufacturing processes and a new ink-jet technology. He was recruited by an American VC to analyse and invest in technology opportunities worldwide – a role he continued with a UK focus for NESTA. Mike then worked on developing startups and licensing opportunities for UCL on topics ranging from climatology through medical devices to nanotechnology before joining Cambridge Enterprise.

  • Dr Anne Dobrée

    Dr Anne  Dobrée

    Head of Seed Funds

    +44 (0)1223 763718 |

    Anne joined the Seed Funds team as Access to Capital and Investment Manager at the start of 2008, focussing on investments in the biotech area. Anne had previously worked with Cambridge Enterprise in the technology transfer team, in a variety of roles including Interim Director and Head of Technology Transfer. Anne was a founding member of Praxis, the UK Technology Transfer Training Programme.

    Away from Cambridge Enterprise, Anne has worked in technology transfer at Imperial College Innovations Limited; in pharmaceutical development at Evans Medical; and in pharmaceutical product training at Information Transfer. Anne holds a BSc in Medical Microbiology and a PhD in Immunology.

  • Bradley Hardiman

    Bradley  Hardiman

    Investment Manager (Life Sciences)

    +44 (0)1223 763720 |

    Bradley started his career as a life scientist working for the world's largest pharmaceutical companies. He then moved in to technology transfer and business incubation, commercialising university research. Bradley's previous role was Head of Business Incubation at Design London, a partnership between Imperial College and the Royal College of Art. It was here that he gained experience of a wide range of industrial sectors including heavy manufacturing, fire suppression, electrical engineering and fashion.

    Bradley has a B.Sc. In Medical Biochemistry from Brunel University, a Research Master's degree in Molecular Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge and an Executive MBA from Cass Business School. He is a Visiting Fellow at InnovationRCA, the commercialisation arm of the Royal College of Art.

  • Caroline Tann

    Caroline  Tann

    PA to Seed Funds

    +44 (0)1223 763723 |

    Caroline is an experienced PA and has a career background within Property Development and Residential Conveyancing. Before joining Cambridge Enterprise, Caroline worked for Cambridgeshire Partnerships Ltd as PA, supporting 2 Assistant Development Directors. Prior to this, she worked for lawyers in the UK and Australia as a legal secretary.

  • Jodie Todd

    Jodie  Todd

    Seed Funds Data Administrator

    +44 (0)1223 763751 |

    Jodie joined Cambridge Enterprise in May 2007 as Office Manager to the Seed Funds and PA to the Head of Seed Funds. Before joining Cambridge Enterprise she worked for several years as an Office Manager and HR Manager for various Cambridge start ups. Jodie has a BSc in Experimental Psychology from Sussex University.

Support Services

  • Elisabeth Barker

    Elisabeth  Barker

    Personal Assistant to Technology Transfer Team

    +44 (0)1223 764 818 |

    Liz joined Cambridge Enterprise in September 2014 as Personal Assistant to the Technology Transfer team. Liz has 15 years of Executive Assistant experience within Investment Banking in the City of London. Before commencing work with Cambridge Enterprise, Liz worked at Cambridge & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust in Mental Health for the Head of Professional Nursing and the Trust Lead for Allied Health Professions

  • Boris Bouqueniaux

    Boris Bouqueniaux

    Head of Support Services

    +44 (0)1223 765795 |

    Boris is responsible for the IT and Business Support teams at Cambridge Enterprise. He oversees the development of Cambridge Enterprise’s cases and IP portfolio management system, related processes, administration, and reporting functions. Prior to his current post, Boris held several roles at Cambridge Enterprise including Senior Technology Associate in the Life Sciences team and Business Support Manager.

    Before joining Cambridge Enterprise, Boris worked as a Research Associate for an international executive search consultancy providing top senior manager and executive recruitment services to the Life Sciences and Healthcare industries.

    Boris has an MSc in Biology from the University of Montpellier (France) and Level 5 Award in Management from the Institute of Leadership and Management.

  • Robert Ellis

    Robert Ellis

    Helpdesk Manager

    +44 (0)1223 330760 |

    Rob became Helpdesk Manager in January 2007, providing IT and systems support for Cambridge Enterprise (CE). Rob is also responsible for maintaining the CE website.

  • Jo Fisher

    Jo Fisher

    Post-Deal Administrator

    +44 (0)1223 764784 |

    Jo stayed on in Cambridge after studying music here, working as a cartographer for the Forestry Commission for 18 years. She then became the Accommodation Officer at Queens’ College and now, after 5 years in that role has joined Cambridge Enterprise as Post Deal Administrator.

  • Jake Harris

    Jake Harris

    Database Administrator

    +44 (0)1223 763711 |

    Jake joined Cambridge Enterprise in July 2013 as the Database Administrator, after 10 years in local government as a data analyst. He gained a BSc in Metallurgy from Imperial College and is a chartered engineer. Jake has a wide range of experience in the engineering and IT sectors, both as a consultant and working directly for public services and private industry.

  • Rebekah Jeffries

    Rebekah Jeffries

    Post-Deal Administrator

    +44 (0)1223 761789 |

    Rebekah joined Cambridge Enterprise in February 2014 as a Post Deal Administrator. Previously she has worked as part of a customer service team in a medical reference laboratory before moving to England in 2013. She has also worked in a variety of other industries supporting office automation over the last ten years.

  • Suzy Lowe

    Suzy Lowe

    Technology Transfer Administrator

    +44 (0)1223 763716 |

    Suzy joined Cambridge Enterprise in May 2011 as Technology Transfer Administrator, working Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Suzy has over 15 years' experience in a variety of Reception/Administrative roles.

  • Lucie Spiers

    Lucie Spiers

    Business Support Manager

    +44 (0)1223 769278 |

    Lucie joined Cambridge Enterprise in 2010 as the Administrator for the Technology Transfer teams and is now the Patents and Licences Administrator for Life Sciences. She has a degree in English Literature and completed further studies in Social Science. Lucie has worked for several different companies in varying positions, including a role as monthly columnist and researcher with Reed Business Information.

  • Michael Yardley

    Michael  Yardley

    IT & Systems Manager

    +44 (0)1223 760339 |

    Michael became IT and Systems manager for Cambridge Enterprise in May 2007, after 3 years as help desk manager for the University's Research Services Division. Originally a life skills trainer, and then a human resources manager, Michael partially changed career again by focussing his staff management and psychology training on the Information Technology sector. Michael has managed a diverse array of projects during his career and has a personal interest in person centred computing.

Technology Transfer - Life Sciences

  • Dr Rachel Atfield

    Dr Rachel Atfield

    Technology Manager

    +44 (0)1223 760337 |

    Rachel joined Cambridge Enterprise in November 2006 as a Technology Associate in the Life Sciences Team. Before joining Cambridge Enterprise she worked as a Patent Analyst in the Current Awareness team at Thomson Scientific. Rachel has a BSc in Biology from Imperial College London and a PhD in Virology from the University of Cambridge.

  • Dr Emma Barker

    Dr Emma Barker

    Senior Technology Associate

    +44 (0)1223 765351 |

    Emma joined Cambridge Enterprise as a member of the Cambridge Enterprise at Addenbrooke's team in 2005. Before joining Cambridge Enterprise she enjoyed 10 years in the biopharmaceutical industry, initially as a medicinal chemist and then as a project manager of drug discovery & optimisation programmes for subsequent outlicensing. Emma has a PhD in organic chemistry from Leicester University.

  • Dr Michale Bouskila

    Dr Michale  Bouskila

    Biomedical Research Centre IP Manager

    +44 (0)1223 763719 |

    Michale joined the Life Science team in October 2013 and works both with Cambridge Enterprise and the CUH Department of R&D at the Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre. Previously, Michale followed a research career in the field of human metabolism in both academia and industry. After completing an MBA specialised in Life Sciences from the Open University Business School, Michale worked in a consultancy company specialised in the commercialisation of regenerative medicine therapies, specialising in technology transfer and company creation activities emerging from FP7 projects. Michale also holds a Pharmacy degree from Paris V University and a PhD from the University of Dundee.

  • Dr Carmine Circelli

    Dr  Carmine  Circelli

    Technology Associate

    +44 (0)1223 764885 |

    Carmine joined the Life Sciences team in February 2015 as a maternity cover Technology Associate. Before joining Cambridge Enterprise he worked as a field sales specialist for Merck Millipore, working with various patent protected products. Prior to his industrial experience, Carmine obtained a PhD in Cardiac Medicine and a first class BSc in Pharmacology from the University of Manchester. During this period of study, Carmine was also the finance manager of the winning team in the Biotechnology Young Entrepreneur’s Scheme 2010 and the project manager of the Manchester team that won the Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable consulting competition in 2014.

  • Dr Chunjing Gu

    Dr Chunjing Gu

    Technology Associate

    +44 (0)1223 763750 |

    Chunjing joined Cambridge Enterprise as a Technology Associate in the life sciences team in 2012. Before joining Cambridge Enterprise she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at MRC-Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge. Chunjing obtained a PhD in Neurobiology at Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge and B.Sc. in Biochemistry from University of Birmingham.

  • Dr Christine Martin

    Dr Christine Martin

    Manager, Drug Discovery

    +44 (0)1223 765888 |

    Christine joined Cambridge Enterprise in September 2011. Before joining Cambridge Enterprise she enjoyed 10 years working for a University of Cambridge spin out company in the biotech sector. As Department Director and Project Leader, her work involved applying the proprietary platform technology within drug discovery projects, generating associated IP protection and partnering assets with Pharma. Christine has an MA and DPhil in Chemistry from the University of Oxford.

  • Lucie Spiers

    Lucie Spiers

    Business Support Manager

    +44 (0)1223 769278 |

    Lucie joined Cambridge Enterprise in 2010 as the Administrator for the Technology Transfer teams and is now the Patents and Licences Administrator for Life Sciences. She has a degree in English Literature and completed further studies in Social Science. Lucie has worked for several different companies in varying positions, including a role as monthly columnist and researcher with Reed Business Information.

  • Dr Iain Thomas

    Dr Iain Thomas

    Head of Life Sciences

    +44 (0)1223 332830 |

    Iain leads the Life Sciences team at Cambridge Enterprise, the University of Cambridge’s technology transfer company. Cambridge’s life science product portfolio includes alemtuzumab (Sanofi), breast cancer markers (Brevagen) and mouse touch screen chambers (Campden Instruments). Recent spin-outs include Mission Therapeutics and Cambridge Epigenetix and, recent transactions include licences in fields as diverse as therapeutics, diagnostics, biofuels, IVF and epigenetics. Iain lead discussions with GSK in respect of the University of Cambridge – GSK open innovation drug discovery initiative.

  • Dr Andrew Walsh

    Dr Andrew Walsh

    Manager, Health Care

    +44 (0)1223 760338 |

    Andy joined Cambridge Enterprise as a member of the Cambridge Enterprise at Addenbrooke's team in December 2002. Previously, he had followed a research career in molecular biology, focusing on how RNA is recognised by proteins and antibiotics. He was awarded a PhD from the University of Leeds following his undergraduate studies in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Bradford.

  • Dr Amanda Wooding

    Dr Amanda Wooding

    Deputy Head of Life Sciences

    +44 (0)1223 769280 |

    Amanda joined Cambridge Enterprise in January 2009 as a Technology Manager in the Life Sciences Team. Before joining Cambridge Enterprise she gained over ten years of experience in technology commercialisation from roles within The Wellcome Trust commercialisation company Catalyst Biomedica and Acambis. As the UK based Director of Business Development at Acambis she was responsible for in and out licensing, most notably securing a Phase III outlicensing deal with Sanofi Pasteur. Amanda has a PhD in molecular endocrinology from the University of Cambridge and enjoyed post doctoral research positions both at Cambridge and in industry.

  • Dr Helen Young

    Dr Helen Young

    Technology Associate

    +44 (0)1223 761856 |

    Helen joined Cambridge Enterprise in October 2013. She brings over 15 years industrial experience, having worked for various SME’s in the biotech sector within the Cambridge region. She has held senior positions in the areas of process development, manufacturing and formulation development for vaccines and biotherapeutics and has additional experience within the field of clinical Biomarkers through employment with Merck Serono. She has a PhD in Biochemistry from Manchester University.

Technology Transfer - Physical Sciences

  • Dr Gillian Davis

    Dr Gillian Davis

    Technology Manager

    +44 (0)1223 765867 |

    Gillian joined Cambridge Enterprise in February 2009 to work as part of the Physical Sciences team. She holds a BA in Natural Sciences from Oxford University and a doctorate in laser applications. Having spent 10 years as an R&D engineer, she moved into Hi-Tech business development in 1997, obtaining an MBA with the Open University in 1998. After running the subsidiary of the US company Noise Cancellation Technologies for 10 years, she took up the post of Commercial Director at Dolomite Microfluidics in 2007.

  • Dr Malcolm Grimshaw

    Dr Malcolm Grimshaw

    Head of Physical Sciences

    +44 (0)1223 765865 |

    Malcolm joined Cambridge Enterprise in the summer of 2002 and is now head of the Physical Sciences team, working with technologies across the whole range of Physical Sciences. His scientific background is in Physics, with a first degree from the University of Oxford and a PhD from the University of Nottingham, and spent three years as a researcher in Grenoble before moving into the scientific equipment industry. He enjoyed 18 years in the cryogenic and vacuum instrumentation industries, initially as an engineer and moving into sales, marketing and new product development.

  • Philip Keenan

    Philip Keenan

    Business Development Manager

    +44 (0)7795 580486 |

    Philip joined Cambridge Enterprise in November 2012, and is responsible for business development for the University of Cambridge's Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) portfolio of research projects, transferring technology and knowledge to UK companies for global exploitation. Prior to this role Philip held a variety of technology management positions with IBM, Hewlett Packard, and a series of SMEs. During 2010-2011 he was Cambridge Enterprise’s Nanoscience Manager. During this time Philip invented and developed a working prototype of a solid state aerosol and particle sensor for volcanic ash sensing which led to further research funding by a major airline to take the sensor into commercial use in passenger aircraft.

    Philip has a bachelors degree in Materials Science from the University of Sheffield, a Masters degree in Business from Dublin City University and is a Chartered Engineer. He is listed as inventor in over 20 patents ranging from sensors and inkjet print heads to 3D printing technologies.

  • Dr Olivia Nicoletti

    Dr Olivia  Nicoletti

    Technology Associate

    01223 764190 |

    Olivia joined Cambridge Enterprise as a Technology Associate at the beginning of 2015. She holds a degree in Physics from the University of Milan (Universitá Statale di Milano) and a PhD in Materials Science and Metallurgy from the University of Cambridge, were she was also a postdoc for a year. She specialised in nanotechnology, with particular focus in optical physics at the nanoscale, working in fields such as nanophotonics and plasmonics. Prior to joining Cambridge Enterprise, Olivia was involved in scientific publishing, working as an associate editor at Nature Materials within the London office of Nature Publishing Group.

  • Julian Peck

    Julian Peck

    Senior Technology Associate

    +44 (0)1223 330714 |

    Julian spent 17 years commercialising innovations in Newcastle before joining Cambridge Enterprise. A graduate of the IfM (Institute for Manufacturing) and a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, he has considerable industrial and commercial experience, mostly in the automotive and consumer products sectors. He has also worked in the City in corporate finance.

    Julian has real expertise in maximising the commercial returns from patents and intellectual property, especially through licensing and strategic partnerships. He also has first-hand experience of setting up, financing and running commercialisation companies.

  • Dr Charlanne Ward

    Dr Charlanne Ward

    Senior Technology Associate

    +44 (0)1223 767855 |

    Charlanne Ward holds a Ph.D. in Optical Electronics and a degree in Electrical Information and Sciences from Cambridge University and is a Chartered Engineer. Following five years in optical research at Nortel, Charlanne became responsible for the commercialisation and management of Nortel's professional services portfolio in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining Cambridge Enterprise Charlanne was an independent consultant in the areas of technology and business strategy with a particular interest in electronics and low carbon solutions.

  • Dr Margaret Wilkinson

    Dr Margaret Wilkinson

    Technology Manager

    +44 (0)1223 765039 |

    Maggie focuses on the commercialisation of technologies from engineering and physical sciences (including software), and joined Cambridge Enterprise in early 2001. Prior to this she worked for a multinational oil company, initially developing new oil and fuel products for the automotive sector, and more recently in the analysis of environmental and economic data to help formulate business strategy. Maggie holds a degree in Natural Sciences and a PhD in solid state physics from the University of Cambridge.

    Maggie has experience in the commercialisation of technology across the range of physical sciences and has worked with the spin-outs Enval, Metalysis and Camfridge.