Shelley is a knowledge exchange professional brokering award winning collaborative R&D projects between Scottish businesses and academia since 2011. As part of the Interface Business Engagement team her focus is on raising awareness of the value of our universities, colleges and research institutes, building relationships and driving business demand for innovation through academic partnerships. Operating primarily across the South East Scotland region Shelley is often the first point of contact for businesses seeking to innovate and grow. In recent years Shelley has also been actively working with and supporting SMEs participating in CivTech and Firstport’s prestigious innovation accelerators.
Shelley graduated from the University of Strathclyde with a BA Honours degree in International Business and Modern Languages. Following a stint spent working and travelling around North America she moved back to the UK to start her career in sales and business support, most notably in the Food and Drink sector.
Outside of work Shelley enjoys Crossfit, running and yoga. On the other end of the scale, she can often be found cooking, baking or enjoying a good Netflix binge.