Adam Hill

Adam Hill is fostering new enterprise skills and data science innovations within Physics and Astronomy at the University of Southampton as part of The Royal Society’s Entrepreneur in Residence scheme. He supports students and researchers in addition to his role as a lead data scientist at the HAL24K data intelligence...

Reuben Wilcock

Reuben Wilcock is an award winning serial entrepreneur who founded Future Worlds with the vision of helping students and researchers change the world with their ideas. He has 15 years’ experience in founding startups and taking them through their first stages of growth, particularly in the area of IoT for...

Alex Dunlop

A quick glance at Alex Dunlop’s wide-ranging CV reveals someone who enjoys variety and working with people. Since moving to England 25 years ago, Alex has turned his hand to everything from working with the unemployed in a highly visible government department to promoting environmental concerns with a conservation charity. Building...

Sophie Sellers

Sophie Sellers is exploring creative approaches that expand and enhance the Future Worlds network’s experience through quality events and marketing. She brings valuable experience in communications and social media management to the team, following rewarding spells at two inventive startups and a post at a PR agency promoting Volvo Car...

Jon Nurse

Jon Nurse is promoting new and emerging business ventures in a diverse role covering university communications and the impact agenda. He secured his place in the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering in the spring and is laying the foundations for ongoing recognition of Southampton’s excellence in research. As part...

Brigitte Lavoie

Brigitte Lavoie is creating connections between academia and industry that are helping improve people’s lives through ground-breaking health research. She is facilitating new partnerships in the health and pharma scene as an Industry Collaboration Manager for the University of Southampton and leads the Future Worlds Medicine initiative. A passionate neuroscientist,...

Natasha Nater

As part of the Future Worlds Medicine team, Natasha Nater is producing inspiring events and compelling creative content to support aspiring entrepreneurs in healthcare to develop high impact businesses. Natasha brings her combined experience in marketing theory and video production to the team along with organisation skills developed from previous...

Aaron Wheeldon

Aaron Wheeldon is helping new University audiences profit from Future Worlds’ entrepreneurial activities and advice in an ever growing role within the incubator’s core team. He is building experience at the platform while undertaking a BSc in International Relations at the University of Southampton. Aaron enjoys finding creative solutions to...

Sarah Rogers

Sarah Rogers is helping students discover opportunities to develop themselves personally and professionally during their higher education journey at the University of Southampton. She coordinates innovative enterprise-related learning and development activity as Head of the Student Enterprise team within the Careers and Employability Service. Sarah has benefited from over a...

Charlie Barton

Charlie Barton is supporting students with their enterprise and entrepreneurial development through advice and activities as a Specialist Practitioner for Student Enterprise. She is helping future business leaders and innovators take their first steps into the field through the University’s Careers and Employability Service, building on rewarding roles as a...

Ashok Ranchhod

Ashok Ranchhod has navigated a diverse career covering scientific research, business management and marketing, to produce a unique skillset that he is now willing to share with aspiring University entrepreneurs. He is exploring digital marketing and the use of gaming in communications as a Principal Teaching Fellow at the Winchester...

Ali Tavassoli

Professor Ali Tavassoli has bridged the disciplines of Chemistry and Biology to pursue commercial impact from cutting edge research at the University of Southampton. He currently leads an interdisciplinary team of scientists developing novel chemical tools that will inspire new therapeutics, expanding on a research platform he co-developed in a...

Sandrine Willaime-Morawek

Sandrine Willaime-Morawek is promoting interactions between clinical neuroscience research and industry as an Enterprise Champion for the University of Southampton’s Faculty of Medicine. An expert in stem cells and brain repair, she divides her time between research, teaching and enterprise in a fulfilling role building on close to 20 years...

John Holloway

Professor John Holloway is helping academics and researchers from the University of Southampton impact the world around them as Associate Dean Research for the institution’s Faculty of Medicine. A Professor of Allergy and Respiratory Genetics, he is testament to the variety that can be obtained in a scientific career and...

Salim Khakoo

Salim Khakoo is engineering a culture of enterprise within the University of Southampton’s esteemed Faculty of Medicine through innovative new programmes with industry. A leading expert in the human body’s natural killer cells, he is advancing research as a Professor of Hepatology and Director of Biomedical Research in the Institute...

Joyce Lewis

Joyce Lewis is at the heart of the Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) community in Southampton. She is a gateway into the activities of the department for business partners, students and alumni as Senior Fellow for Partnerships and Business Development in the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering. Joyce has...

Rob Wood

Rob Wood is an experienced career coach whose entrepreneurial mind-set has supported the growth of over 30 young businesses. He trains students in enterprise and business skills as a Career Practitioner with the University of Southampton’s Careers and Employability Service while also offering tailor-made coaching through his NoClouds Coaching business. Rob...

Sadie Jones

Sadie Jones is a passionate Outreach Leader who is elevating astronomers’ research impact and transferable skills as they communicate the wonders of space with the public. She has seen how outreach can excite both academia and its wider community through the coordination of the University’s popular mobile planetarium programme. Sadie...

Michael Butler

Professor Michael Butler oversees support programmes for enterprise and impact created by world-leading scientific research at the University of Southampton. He is an Associate Dean in the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering and is also internationally recognised for his research on mathematical software engineering methods for complex systems. Michael plays...

Bashir Al-Hashimi

Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi is opening doors to create significant and sustained impact from academic research. He is Dean of the University of Southampton’s prestigious Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering and an internationally recognised authority on energy efficiency and dependable computing systems. In an industrial and academic career spanning 25...

John Darlington

John Darlington is helping staff and students in Physical Sciences and Engineering engage with the business sector. He accumulated vast experience of commercialising cutting edge technologies in managerial roles at IBM, Microsoft, Sony and start ups before joining the University of Southampton. John’s work ranges from developing potential spinout companies...

Peter Smith

Professor Peter Smith is advancing the University of Southampton’s global presence after more than two decades directing world-leading research in Physical Sciences and Engineering. He serves as an Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor International for the institution and manages a busy research schedule in the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC). Peter is a...

Steve Beeby

Professor Steve Beeby is fostering impactful research in Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) as the department’s Deputy Head responsible for enterprise and impact. An electronics expert with an international reputation in the fields of energy harvesting and interactive textiles, he has successfully spun out two companies from his research. His...

David Woolley

David Woolley is excited to see the results of academic research being used for greater benefit in society and the economy. He serves as a Technology Transfer Manager for the University, offering professional management and advice to researchers and students contemplating the commercialisation of their work. He is embedded in...

Pearl John

Pearl John has transferred a passion for the art of holography into an international career which is inspiring future scientists and engineers. She spent five years teaching laser technology in the U.S state of Missouri before moving to Southampton in 2003 to promote the rich programme of outreach activities in...

Tom Carr

Tom Carr plays an important role as Business Development Manager at the Zepler Institute, a multidisciplinary research centre at the University of Southampton for electronics, photonics, nanoscience and quantum technologies. The Zepler Institute has over 100 laboratories in its £120 million cleanroom complex and produces 300+ publications and 15 patents annually...

Reena Pau

Reena Pau is an enthusiastic communicator who is inspiring the next generation of computer scientists. She is passionate about introducing young people to the world of electronics and increasing the number of women entering the technology sector. Reena visits schools to run motivational sessions and full-day programmes as the Electronics...