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Mr Ian Horton 

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Position:Innovation and Partnership Officer

Telephone:+44 (0) 29 208 79040

Ian R Horton is an Innovation and Partnership Officer in the School of Bioscience, having recently joined the team after ten years working in the water industry in the north-west of England.  Ian has a degree in Biology from University of Leeds, a diploma in water and environmental management and an MSc in Water, Energy and the Environment from Liverpool John Moores University. Prior to joining  the School of Biosciences, Ian worked for United Utilities where he held roles as a regulatory Cryptosporidium analyst, a strategy development analyst and R&D coordinator. During his time as R&D coordinator Ian was instrumental in the development of collaborative  research partnerships, management of EU grants and instigated a number  of KTP projects for the company.

Ian supports the Head of Innovation Partnership and Engagement with a particular emphasis on “Innovation and Partnership”. He is responsible for engaging and developing sustainable relationships with external bodies, such as industry, NHS, Government and Charities, and will develop innovation activities involving the research and teaching of the School. Ian works closely with RACD to embed an innovation culture by improving communication, fostering strategic relationships and encouraging collaborations with partners. Ian will have a key role in setting the baseline and monitoring performance.