Thank you for the success of the 8-month review

I would like to extend my thanks to everyone who attended the 8-month review for the part you played in making the event the success that it was. It proved to be a great forum for building relationships and ongoing collaborations. Thank you for your preparation and your willingness to engage with people across our community and for sharing your ideas with us. It was great to see that the projects are well and truly up and running and delivering good science. My team tells me there were some real highlights in the PDRA presentation stream yesterday – some formidably intelligent researchers as well as some passionate communicators. Our cohort of PDRAs clearly represent a strong platform upon which our capability-building efforts will be based.

Now that you’re back in your home labs I would urge you to maintain the energy displayed at the event, relay your experiences to your colleagues and develop the connections you made. Join my team at Harwell in constantly thinking about what collaboration, the pioneering spirit and making a difference mean in the context of your particular role.

Thanks again. I look forward to seeing many of you at the 12-month review.

Posted on November 8, 2018 in Uncategorized

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Louise Gould is a marketing and communications professional who has centred her career around technology-based organisations. She joined the Faraday Institution after 5 years as Marketing Communications Manager at the renewable fuels company Velocys. There she was responsible for all marketing, communications and brand activities for this pre-profit, publicly-listed company as it endeavoured to commercialise its proprietary technology by developing biorefineries in the UK and US to convert waste sources of carbon into sustainable fuels. Her role included formulation of communications strategy with C-suite executives, as well as the operational delivery of projects across messaging development, stakeholder management, PR, annual reporting, events, naming and branding, social media strategy and website development. Prior to joining Velocys she served as Marketing Manager for an equipment manufacturer serving the print industry. She was also Product Manager for one of Oxford Instruments’ range of low temperature sample environments used for spectroscopic techniques that sold into research institutions worldwide. She started her career as a scientific consultant and project manager at AEA Technology, who was also based at Harwell Science and Innovation Campus. Louise graduated from the University of Cambridge with a BA in Natural Sciences (Chemistry) and holds an MSc in the Chemistry of Advanced Materials from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST).
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