Contact the Knowledge Exchange Team

To discuss collaboration, commercialisation and knowledge exchange funding opportunities, please contact the Science Knowledge Exchange Team. Individual contacts are listed below for department specific enquiries, or for general enquiries please email

Stuart FraserDr Stuart Fraser

Faculty Impact Manager

Stuart obtained his PhD in Polymer science at the University of Sheffield before carrying out postdoctoral academic research projects in the UK and Germany. Stuart has since worked in the healthcare, chemicals and packaging industries in product development and R&D roles. Having been involved in all stages of university and industrial R&D, Stuart connects companies with academic staff at the University of Sheffield to develop projects to impactful outcomes.

+44 (0)114 222 9675

Dr Nick Taylor-BuckDr Nick Taylor Buck

Faculty Research Manager/Physical Sciences Research Hub Manager

Nick is Research Manager for the Faculty of Science. Following the completion of his PhD in climate change ecology, he coordinated international research programmes and led co-produced research projects on Urban Food and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. As a Chartered Surveyor he previously led the Sustainable Design Advisory workstream and delivered the Building Carbon Management Services (BCMS) services for Deloitte Real Estate in the UK. He is currently a Trustee for the Land Trust, and is advising them on biodiversity strategy.

+44 (0)114 222 8397

Dr Megan LewisDr Megan Lewis

Knowledge Exchange Manager

Meg completed her PhD in molecular biochemistry at the University of Sheffield, followed by a year in BIS on the Higher Education team. She then managed research and development for a SME, developing technologies for in-vitro cell culture. Meg is an Associate Director in the Institute for Sustainable Food, with responsibility for developing and delivering the Institute's Partnerships and Impact Strategy.

+44 (0)114 222 9775
Megan on LinkedIn

Dr Graham KiddleDr Graham Kiddle

Research Strategy Manager

Graham works in the Research and Innovation Services (RS) team coordinating Faculty of Science-related projects. Graham and other RS colleagues work closely with the Science Knowledge Exchange Team to maximise knowledge exchange across the Faculty and the wider University.

+44 (0)114 222 1438
Graham on LinkedIn

Research Services

Jesamine Hughes

Jesamine Hughes

Research Partnerships Officer

Jes assists with knowledge exchange activities and events, working to support academics from across the faculty to bring their research out of academia and into the public consciousness for real world impact. Finding industrial partners for the ACCE DTP scheme and other applied research in the Plant Sciences makes up much of this role, but you can also contact Jes with enquiries specific to Psychology research.

+44 (0)114 222 5078

Dr Claire GarwoodDr Claire Garwood

Faculty Research Growth Officer

Claire completed her PhD in Neuroscience at Kings College London before moving to the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience where she worked as a research fellow. Having been involved in coordinating and writing research proposals and fellowships Claire now works in Research Services supporting research projects in the Faculty of Science.

+44 (0)114 222 1337

Research Services

Dr Scarlett Walton

Dr Scarlett Walton

Knowledge Exchange  Manager 

Scarlett is a Knowledge Exchange Manager for the Faculty of Science, working with the chemistry and biomedical science departments. Scarlett has a PhD in organic chemistry and has recently completed her postdoc at AstraZeneca, which was a collaboration between AZ and the University of Cambridge.

+44 (0)114 2157072

Dr Karim Sorefan

Dr Karim Sorefan

Knowledge Exchange Manager

Karim is a Knowledge Exchange Manager, working with the Mathematics and Physics Departments. His background is in molecular genetics. As an experienced consultant, Karim has worked with the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). He has extensive experience working with interdisciplinary teams and stimulating collaboration which he now brings to his current role.

+44 (0)114 2157071