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Karen Wood Operations Board Member
With a background and qualifications in science and management, Karen has many years’ experience working in both the public and private sectors. Initially employed in research laboratories, she took on a commercial role before moving to a UK cancer charity where she was responsible for the rapid and sustained growth of one of the technology transfer business areas. Later, Karen moved into HE where she took responsibility for various areas including Intellectual Property, Commercialisation and Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. She successfully expanded early entrepreneurship programmes and took on advisory roles, as well as working with regional businesses on growth programmes. At the University of Bedfordshire Karen was responsible for ‘Basics of Building a Business’ lecture series which was recognised by HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England) as an ‘Exemplar in enterprise education’. She also built up a successful track record of funding applications. Since moving to Sheffield 9 years ago, Karen has been an award winning Business Incubation Manager at Sheffield Technology Parks before becoming a self–employed business advisor and school enterprise champion, developing and delivering a variety of enterprise and employability programmes aimed at providing young people with transferable skills for the workplace. Joining the University of Sheffield five years ago, Karen initially established the Advanced Biomanufacturing Centre, in the department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. She also introduced an innovative module combining skills education with industry context for Master’s students, which gained international recognition. Now part of Materials Science and Engineering, Karen manages a large EPSRC funded hub in Manufacture using Advanced Powder Processes (MAPP) involving 5 other universities and many industry partners.
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© University of Sheffield 2019
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Contact Us
Sheffield Engineering Leadership Academy University of Sheffield Faculty of Engineering 36-38 Victoria Street Sheffield S3 7QB United Kingdom Email: sela@sheffield.ac.uk Telephone: +44 (0)114 222 4033 Head of SELA Dr Gary C Wood SFHEA
Staff & Operations.
Karen Wood Operations Board Member
With a background and qualifications in science and management, Karen has many years’ experience working in both the public and private sectors. Initially employed in research laboratories, she took on a commercial role before moving to a UK cancer charity where she was responsible for the rapid and sustained growth of one of the technology transfer business areas. Later, Karen moved into HE where she took responsibility for various areas including Intellectual Property, Commercialisation and Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. She successfully expanded early entrepreneurship programmes and took on advisory roles, as well as working with regional businesses on growth programmes. At the University of Bedfordshire Karen was responsible for ‘Basics of Building a Business’ lecture series which was recognised by HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England) as an ‘Exemplar in enterprise education’. She also built up a successful track record of funding applications. Since moving to Sheffield 9 years ago, Karen has been an award winning Business Incubation Manager at Sheffield Technology Parks before becoming a self–employed business advisor and school enterprise champion, developing and delivering a variety of enterprise and employability programmes aimed at providing young people with transferable skills for the workplace. Joining the University of Sheffield five years ago, Karen initially established the Advanced Biomanufacturing Centre, in the department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. She also introduced an innovative module combining skills education with industry context for Master’s students, which gained international recognition. Now part of Materials Science and Engineering, Karen manages a large EPSRC funded hub in Manufacture using Advanced Powder Processes (MAPP) involving 5 other universities and many industry partners.
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© University of Sheffield 2019
Contact Us
Sheffield Engineering Leadership Academy University of Sheffield Faculty of Engineering 36-38 Victoria Street Sheffield S3 7QB United Kingdom Email: sela@sheffield.ac.uk Telephone: +44 (0)114 222 4033 Head of SELA Dr Gary C Wood SFHEA
Staff & Operations.
Karen Wood Operations Board Member
With a background and qualifications in science and management, Karen has many years’ experience working in both the public and private sectors. Initially employed in research laboratories, she took on a commercial role before moving to a UK cancer charity where she was responsible for the rapid and sustained growth of one of the technology transfer business areas. Later, Karen moved into HE where she took responsibility for various areas including Intellectual Property, Commercialisation and Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. She successfully expanded early entrepreneurship programmes and took on advisory roles, as well as working with regional businesses on growth programmes. At the University of Bedfordshire Karen was responsible for ‘Basics of Building a Business’ lecture series which was recognised by HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England) as an ‘Exemplar in enterprise education’. She also built up a successful track record of funding applications. Since moving to Sheffield 9 years ago, Karen has been an award winning Business Incubation Manager at Sheffield Technology Parks before becoming a self–employed business advisor and school enterprise champion, developing and delivering a variety of enterprise and employability programmes aimed at providing young people with transferable skills for the workplace. Joining the University of Sheffield five years ago, Karen initially established the Advanced Biomanufacturing Centre, in the department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. She also introduced an innovative module combining skills education with industry context for Master’s students, which gained international recognition. Now part of Materials Science and Engineering, Karen manages a large EPSRC funded hub in Manufacture using Advanced Powder Processes (MAPP) involving 5 other universities and many industry partners.