Innovation & Enterprise


Knowledge exchange policy and funding

Find contact information for staff involved with knowledge exchange policy and funding.

Knowledge exchange policy

Dr Kathryn Walsh
Dr Kathryn Walsh

Director of Knowledge Exchange Policy & Practice

Tel: 020 3108 8047 (internal: 58047)
Email: k.walsh@ucl.ac.uk

Knowledge exchange and funding

Ed Harris
Ed Harris

Interim Head of Innovation Finance

Tel: 020 7679 8185 (internal: 08185)
Email: ed.harris@ucl.ac.uk

Ed is responsible for the management and distribution of more than £7 million of Knowledge Exchange and Impact funding, along with the financial management of the department. He also leads the financial evaluation of new projects, commercial ventures and funding bids.
Ed is a CIPFA qualified chartered accountant. He has 12 years’ experience with higher education finance with KPMG and EY.

Mariana Trejo
Mariana Trejo

Knowledge Exchange Manager

Tel: 020 3108 7933 (internal: 57933) 
Email: m.trejo@ucl.ac.uk

Mariana was appointed Knowledge Exchange Manager in 2014, having worked for UCL since 2012. She's responsible for the effective management of more than £7 million of knowledge exchange and impact funding held by UCL Innovation & Enterprise. UCL staff can contact Mariana about accessing knowledge exchange funding schemes and for advice in shaping a successful project.

Before this, Mariana managed the submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) for UCL’s School of Life and Medical Sciences (SLMS). She has more than 15 years’ experience working in the UK Higher Education sector.

Dr Siobhán Hackett
Dr Siobhán Hackett

Impact Acceleration Account Administrator

Tel: 020 3108 6984 (internal: 56984)
Email: s.hackett@ucl.ac.uk
Siobhán is responsible for administration of the knowledge exchange and impact funding held by UCL Innovation & Enterprise, in particular the RCUK Impact Acceleration Accounts (IAAs).

Before this, Siobhán worked as a Publishing Editor for the Royal Society of Chemistry. She has a PhD in synthetic organic chemistry from Queen Mary University of London.

Nigel Packer
Nigel Packer

Knowledge Exchange Reporting and Communications Officer

Tel: 020 3108 7936 (internal: 57936)
Email: n.packer@ucl.ac.uk

Nigel is responsible for enhancing awareness of our knowledge exchange-related activities. He writes formal reports for funding bodies, plus news stories and case studies aimed at a wider readership.

Before joining UCL, Nigel worked as a Reporting Officer at the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva. He's also worked as a journalist on BBC News Online and several business magazines. He has an MA (Hons) in World Archaeology from Leiden University, and a BA (Hons) in European Archaeology from the University of York.


Meera Gohil
Meera Gohil

Finance Officer

Tel: 020 3108 7943 (internal: 57943)
Email: m.gohil@ucl.ac.uk

Meera manages the day-to-day finances for the department. She joined UCL in 2013 as the EU Projects Admin and Finance Assistant where she worked on the delivery and administration of the Enterprise Europe Network project.

She has a BA (Hons) In Economics and has extensive knowledge of financial reporting for a number of European funded projects (ERDF, CIF, Interreg, H2020).