Jon is the Head of Innovation, Research and Innovation Services at the University of East Anglia (UEA). He has over 15 years’ experience working at the interface between academic research and commercial activity.
In his current role, Jon is responsible for intellectual property management, consultancy, and external business relationship management for UEA. He is involved in a number of translational and early stage funds including the Norwich Research Park Translational Fund, the Iceni Fund, and the Low Carbon Innovation Fund. He has also been a board member of a number of start-up companies.
Before working in knowledge exchange, Jon had a research career in applied microbiology. He now works on projects ranging from creative writing publishing to the exploitation of advances in organic chemistry. Jon is also a member of the Ceres Management Committee.