Dr Sarah Macnaughton
Sarah has 20 years’ experience in innovation consultancy, research and development, and commercialisation of technologies. At Isis Enterprise since 2006, she has focused on: technology commercialisation for R&D clients including Cranfield University, University of Westminster and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC); innovation policy and strategy development for clients such as ETPL (Singapore’s main commercialisation support body), Public Sector funding organisations and Universities (e.g. The South African Government, Cyprus RPF, University of Westminster and Cranfield); interim management (for the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP); and on the development and delivery of commercialisation training programmes for universities worldwide. Sarah’s PhD was in Microbial Ecology at the University of Newcastle in 1992. After three years in post-doctoral research at Newcastle she became the senior researcher at a US environmental analysis business. Following this she joined the Centre for Environmental Biotechnology at the University of Tennessee before moving back to the UK in 2000 to join AEA Technology Environment. At AEA Technology Sarah worked on a number of projects including: Strategy Development for the Environment Research Funders’ Forum, regional management for the UK’s Knowledge Transfer Partnerships programme. research into bioremediation, and management of a UK site for contaminated land research.