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Knowledge Exchange Human Library

This Human Library enables researchers at the University to find Knowledge Exchange experts to start conversations around KE experiences and mechanisms.

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Explore our Human Library for Knowledge Exchange

Welcome to the Knowledge Exchange Human Library, a place where real people are on loan to readers at the University.

This Human Library is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can explore Knowledge Exchange experiences and mechanisms through dialogue, where topics are discussed openly between human books and their readers.

Please use the contact details to arrange a mutually convenient time with one of our "books", you can “borrow” the experts by arranging a chat (maybe over coffee) to find out more about the KE they do.

We will be updating the library with more books at regular intervals, so please come back frequently to browse our library.

Meet our books below...

Dr Kate Woodthorpe, Social and Policy Sciences

Dr Kate Woodthorpe, Social and Policy Sciences
Dr Kate Woodthorpe, Social and Policy Sciences
  • Contract Research
  • Public Engagement
  • Consultancy

I am an experienced researcher of funeral costs and state welfare at the end of life, having conducted several contract research projects. I enjoy working with external organisations and partners, and over the years have undertaken a variety of KE projects. These projects have been varied in their size and scope, and have included report writing, desk-based research, interviewing and consultations, analysis, and media work.

Contact Kate: k.v.woodthorpe@bath.ac.uk

Professor Juani Swart, School of Management

Professor Juani Swart,
Professor Juani Swart, School of Management
  • Unfunded research and teaching

The interest in Knowledge Exchange originates from the link between Theory and Practice. For me, this mainly originated from research with organisations, teaching my findings to MBA students and then linking this back to organizational practice through live case studies. My work has shifted to humanitarian organisations where I believe KE will have impact on society.

Contact Juani: J.A.Swart@bath.ac.uk

Professor Chris Budd OBE, Mathematical Sciences

Professor Chris Budd OBE
Professor Chris Budd OBE
  • Public Engagement
  • Collaborative R&D
  • Consultancy
  • KTP
  • Virtual Study Groups

I have spent my entire career applying mathematics to industrial applications. I am a strong advocate of (virtual) study groups which bring teams of mathematicians together with industrialists to work together in problem solving- an incredibly powerful way of doing knowledge exchange. I am the Director of KE for Institute of Mathematical Innovation, and a founder of V-KEMS (virtual forum for knowledge exchange in mathematics).

Contact Chris: mascjb@bath.ac.uk

Professor Jens Roehrich, School of Management

Professor Jens Roehrich,
Professor Jens Roehrich, School of Management
  • Contract Research
  • Public Engagement
  • Consultancy
  • Civic Engagement
  • Media engagement

I have engaged in a variety of knowledge exchange activities with public and private organisations as well as with a wider audience. This includes, but is not limited to, consultancy, contract research and wider engagement with the public through media pieces, blogs and public lecturers.

Contact Jens: J.Roehrich@bath.ac.uk

Dr Steven Boakes, Research and Innovation Services

Dr Steven Boakes, Research and Innovation Services
Dr Steven Boakes, Research and Innovation Services
  • Collaborative R&D
  • Contract Research
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)
  • Consultancy

I work across the University to help encourage, support, signpost and engage knowledge exchange opportunities with a specific focus on developing academics. I facilitate relationships with business, support the process of securing business funding and oversee partnerships.

Contact Steven: s.boakes@bath.ac.uk

Dr Denise Cooke, Research and Innovation Services

Dr Denise Cooke, Research and Innovation Services
Dr Denise Cooke, Research and Innovation Services
  • Consultancy
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)
  • Contract Research
  • Collaborative R&D

I have been working in KE for over 20 years. I have supported and managed a range of KE projects at Bath since 2009. I am currently Head of Knowledge Exchange, leading KE strategy, policy and practice development.

Contact Denise: dc329@bath.ac.uk

Dr Izaro Lopez Garcia, Research and Innovation Services

Dr Izaro Lopez Garcia, Research and Innovation Services
Dr Izaro Lopez Garcia, Research and Innovation Services
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)
  • Contract Research
  • Collaborative R&D
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Start-Ups

I have experience of working closely between Academics and Industry. I identify opportunities, develop, deliver, and manage a portfolio of programmes accomplished through strategic industry partnership. This leads to collaborative and contract research, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP), Horizon 2020 funding tools and consultancy.

Contact Izaro: i.lopezgarcia@bath.ac.uk

Ashima Sangwan, SETsquared

Ashima Sangwan, Research and Innovation Services
Ashima Sangwan, Research and Innovation Services
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)
  • Collaborative R&D

I'm part of the Scale-Up Programme, run by SETsquared where I'm responsible for establishing and managing partnerships between academics and companies. I support the development of collaborative R&D partnerships with academics at the University of Bath and scale-up companies, to accelerate their growth.

Contact Ashima: as3735@bath.ac.uk

More on Knowledge Exchange support from RIS

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