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Dr Fran Taylor

Impact and Partnership Development Officer/Manager


 Innovation Centre Phase 2 


Innovation Centre Phase 2, University of Exeter,  Rennes Drive,  Exeter,  EX4 4RN, UK

 Office hours:

0.6 FTE - normal work pattern: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, - 08.00-16.00


I am currently working a split role with part of my week as an IPDM project managing a collaborative BEIS funded Greeghouse Gas Removal project  - SeaCURE, with Paul Halloran in Geography as PI, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Brunel University and TP Group. Phase 1 runs until Dec '21. Phase 2 begins early '22 if funding is successful.

In my other role as an Impact and Partnership Development Officer I support degree apprenticeships within the University of Exeter's College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences. I work with a team of colleagues and industry partners to facilitate the development of new programmes and maintenance and smooth running of existing programmes. In particular, I work on engagement with business partners for the Data Science (MSc and Level 7 apprenticeship) programme.

If you have any questions or require further information please feel free to get in touch


BSc - Geography - University of Liverpool

MSc - Geographical Information Systems - University of Edinburgh

PhD - Remote sensing of rural water leaks using hyperspectral & microwave data, combined with canopy reflectance modelling  - University of Edinburgh


I was based at Edinburgh University for 11 years where undertook two post graduate degrees and a post doc. In between my studies I was a GIS trainer, GIS and environmental consultant and set up the NERC Field Spectroscopy Facility. I then moved back to Devon (where I grew up), and spent 6 years at South West Water where I was a Leakage Analyst (this is what my PhD was in!) and latterly an Organisation Development Consultant managing change projects across Pennon Group.



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