Phil is the Deputy Director of Business Development at the University of Hertfordshire (UoH). His knowledge exchange team supports businesses in accessing University academic expertise. They have an outstanding track record of securing Innovate UK funding with business partners, especially in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.
Phil is a steering committee member at the Agritech Research Innovation Accelerator (AgRIA) programme, which is led by Rothamsted Research. He is a board member of the Green Triangle, a collaboration between UoH, Rothamsted Research, Building Research Establishment, Oaklands College and St Albans District Council. Phil has also served on the Hertfordshire LEP Enterprise & Innovation programme board.
Phil holds a BSc in Agricultural Sciences and a PhD in Plant Pathology from the University of Nottingham. He worked as a post-doctoral researcher and then worked at the biotech SME MicroBio Ltd before joining UoH in 2004.