Contact us

The Economic DevelopmentPartnerships and Knowledge Exchange and Communications teams are based at: New Spring House, 231 Glossop Road, Sheffield, S10 2GW

The Public Engagement and City and Culture teams are based at: Cathedral Court, 46 Church Street, Sheffield, S1 2GN

The Innovation Centre team is based at: North Campus, Broad Lane, Sheffield, S3 7HQ


Director of Regional Engagement and Partnerships Dr Sarah Want 0114 2221445
Director of City and Culture Professor Vanessa Toulmin 0114 2220562

Departmental Support

Partnerships and Engagement Assistant / PA to Sarah Want Deborah Coupe 0114 2227430
Part-time Administrator, City and Cultural Engagement / PA to Vanessa Toulmin Kylie Cross 0114 2220569
Partnerships and Engagement Assistant / Economic Development Support Sophie Daniels 0114 2227618

City and Culture

Finance, Projects and Office Manager Lesley Allen 0114 2220567
Cultural Engagement Manager Sara Unwin 0114 2221457
Public Engagement Fellow Post Vacant
Event Officer Penny Blackham 0114 2228370
Event Officer and Off the Shelf Lesley Webster 0114 2223895
Off the Shelf Maria de Souza 0114 2223896
Off the Shelf Su Walker 0114 2227619

Economic Development (including Innovation Centre)

Head of Economic Development Yasmin Knight 0114 2221057
Innovation Centre Manager Mark Sanderson 0114 2224400
Economic Development Manager Post Vacant
Operations & Marketing Assistant (Innovation Centre) Peter Hough 0114 2224587
Receptionist / Clerical Assistant (Innovation Centre) Fern Mitchell 0114 2224550

Partnerships and Knowledge Exchange

Partnerships Manager Ruth Hambleton 0114 2227433
Innovation & Knowledge Exchange Co-ordinator Chris Baker 0114 2227443
Industry Account Manager John Dale 0114 2227615
Knowledge Exchange Development Officer Christine Hill 0114 2221456
Partnerships Development Officer Andrew Darby 0114 2221453
Partnerships & Engagement Support Officer Cat Hartley 0114 2224017
Partnerships and Data Support Officer (Salesforce CRM Contact) Robert Sadler 0114 2221332

Public Engagement

Head of Public Engagement Greg Oldfield 0114 2220561
Public Engagement Manager Amy Carter 0114 2220564
Public Engagement Manager Nicola Strafford 0114 2220560
Research and Evaluation Manager Fran Marshall 0114 2220566
Public Engagement Office Administrator Lynette Hodges 0114 2220563

Marketing and Communications

Communications Manager Rachel Latham 0114 2221355
Communications Officer Rosie Skirrow 0114 2221066