University of Bath

Helen Jones Head of Research Grant Development (Industrial Strategy)

Leading the development of research collaborations with industry, that align with the University’s research strengths and the Government’s Industrial Strategy.


Helen is responsible for:

  • building and maintaining research relationships between the University, industry and government that deliver a high level of impact in our society
  • stimulating and facilitating ambitious business-led research collaborations that drives significant growth in research funding
  • leading a team of business development and industry relationship managers, with academic experience, business acumen and research grant bidding expertise
  • supporting the University’s efforts on Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, Knowledge exchange collaborations, industry engagement funding, impact acceleration funding, consultancy services and related engagement events

Helen also has experience in commercialisation, Intellectual Property and technology transfer as well as commercial contract negotiation.


Helen joined Bath in 2018 from Sydney University, leading strategic industry engagement, large-scale business research collaborations, commercial development of new inventions and international licensing activity.