John has worked in Higher Education management and administration for over 20 years. He is currently Director of Research and Enterprise at the University of Stirling where he has responsibility for an integrated portfolio covering strategy and policy, grant and contract funding, research assessment, researcher development, research governance and integrity, knowledge exchange, intellectual property and commercialisation. He is a member of the Scottish Funding Council Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee, Chair of the Board of Stirling University Innovation Park and Deputy Chair of the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) UK.
Prior to joining Stirling John worked at the University of Manchester, where he was responsible for student recruitment, public relations, international relations and research support. John’s earlier career was spent as the national manager of the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise and before that at the University of Aberdeen in a variety of roles.