Impact and Partnership Development Officer
Hope Hall, University of Exeter, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4PL
Kitty is an Impact and Partnership Development Officer in the Advanced Engineering Theme in the University of Exeter’s Innovation, Impact and Business team. Working closely with academics in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, she helps to connect businesses with the right research expertise to support their innovation needs. Her role aims to develop research commercialisation, collaborative research opportunities with external partners, and the non-academic impact of Exeter’s research. Kitty has a particular focus on Marine and acts as a Knowledge Exchange Officer for the ERDF project: The Marine Business Technology Centre.
Following completion of her degree in Sociology at the University of Birmingham, Kitty joined the University in 2014 as an Equality and Diversity Project Officer in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences. Kitty maintains her keen interest in evidence and data-based policy analysis, implementation and impact review, to support Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity in the workplace. Kitty became the University’s Senior Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Advisor in 2017. During this role she led the University’s institutional Athena SWAN consultation and application preparation with her team of Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Advisors, and Academic and PS Inclusivity Representatives. This project involved extensive data gathering, visualisation and policy and process review, to form the basis of the University’s four-year long Athena SWAN action plan.
Kitty is a huge fan of the great outdoors, and can often be found mountain biking on Haldon Hill, Kayaking around the beautiful Jurassic coast, or running around campus.