Julie Swinbank began her career in the Oil and Gas industry working as a Physicist, she then worked as a Consultant Engineer working with businesses on productivity and process improvement projects. She has worked in higher education for 15 years in a variety of project management, business development and technology transfer roles. Her current role as Head of Partnerships and Engagement at Durham University covers the development and management of strategic partnerships in the business, third and public sectors, development of impact and the management of a suite of programmes and funding schemes to support knowledge exchange.


14:45 - 15:15
17th Jun 2019
Meeting Room 1b

What skills do we need for research development roles and for business development roles?

With the increasingly interdisciplinarity and challenge-led focus of the external research environment, we are seeing more of a need for support for academic colleagues which requires skill sets from both research and business development professionals. We are even seeing the onset of “hybrid” development roles, which encompass skills from both different arenas. Such changes are

Theme: Funding & development
Level: Open to all
Speakers:Julie Swinbank, Lorna Wilson
Time: 14:45 - 15:15
Date: 17th Jun 2019
Room: Meeting Room 1b