Fiona is the Knowledge Transfer Adviser for Manchester, North Cheshire and Warrington.
The KTP programme promotes business led, open innovation by connecting companies with academic expertise to enable them to grow their business. Fiona looks after businesses supporting their projects with knowledge bases in many parts of the country. She also maintains relationships with a number of designated universities in relation to their participation in the programme.
Fiona has worked with over 500 companies in many different industry sectors with 100’s of academics from more than 30 different universities since first joining as a KTP Adviser in 1995. Previously Fiona worked in the Nuclear Industry for 15 years as a Senior Engineer in the field of risk assessment and safety case management, and so her career has always been spent working with multi-disciplined teams of experts.
Fiona is the KTA for: Manchester Metropolitan University; The University of Manchester; National Computing Centre (Manchester); and the University of Salford.