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Dr James Woodhams

Dr James Woodhams

Commercialisation Manager - HASS

 Innovation Centre Phase 2 


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


James is a member of the Enterprise & Innovations Programmes Team, working on commercialisation and consultancy for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. James supports academics in understanding and developing the best pathway to ensure greater impact from research. This could be seeing if any potential licences, spinouts or consultancy projects would be the best routes. James also works on the ESRC/AHRC SHAPE Catalyst, which supports the commercialisation of research across all UK Universities and SHAPE academics. 


James has PhD in Drama from the University of Exeter, specialising in Theatre for Young Audiences & Space Theory. 


James comes from a background in producing, talent development and the theatre industry. He also has extensive experience in outreach work, training interventions and stakeholder management. He has worked in multiple national portfolio organisations, most recently the Barbican Theatre Plymouth.  He is also a puppeteer by training as well and still puppeteers Giant puppet. 

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Office Hours:

Tuesdays - Fridays. Mondays on SHAPE Catalyst project. 

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