Contact the Knowledge Exchange Team

To discuss collaboration, commercialisation and funding opportunities, please contact our Knowledge Exchange Team. Individual contacts are listed below, or you can email

Stuart FraserDr Stuart Fraser

Research Income and Impact manager (Physical Sciences)

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

Joe GauntDr Joe Gaunt

Polymer Centre Manager

Since completing his chemistry PhD at the University of Sheffield Joe has carried out postdoctoral academic research, worked in industry, sales and marketing and helped set up a technology based start-up. He is now the Manager of the Polymer Centre, helping to connect industrialists with academics to create mutually beneficial collaborations.

+44 (0)114 222 9440
Joe on LinkedIn

Meg LewisDr Megan Lewis

P3 Business Development 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. For the P3 centre, Meg connects academics with external partners to build collaborations with wide-reaching impact.

+44 (0)114 222 9775
Megan on LinkedIn

Graham KiddleDr Graham Kiddle

Research Strategy Manager

Graham works in the Research and Innovation Services (R&IS) team coordinating Faculty of Science-related projects. Graham and other R&IS 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 and Innovation Services

Jesamine HughesJesamine Hughes

Administrative Assistant (Research Support)

Jesamine joined the University of Sheffield from a busy administration role at Sheffield Hallam University. Jes brings a range of experience from the worlds of academia, international marketing and public relations. She provides administrative support to the knowledge exchange team and assists with knowledge exchange activities and events.

+44 (0)114 222 5078