Centres of excellence in doctoral training 14 March 2012
Dr Simon Cutler
- Presenter Organisation
- Presenter Job
- Innovation Programme Manager
- Sessions & Workshops
- Centres for doctoral training - different models
Simon has a BSc (1992) and PhD (1995) from the University of Birmingham. He completed postdocs in fungal / mushroom genetics at HRI and at Birmingham, the latter in collaboration with Zeneca (now Syngenta), AgrEvo and IACR-Long Ashton.
In 2000, Simon joined the then Science and Technology Group at BBSRC, managing the £19M Investigating Gene Function initiative, before spending a year as the Chief Executive’s Science Liaison Officer in 2002.
In 2003, he joined BBSRC’s Business and Innovation Unit as an Innovation Programme Manager where he managed a large number of the Council’s Knowledge Transfer activities, representing BBSRC on the Technology Strategy Board’s KTP Management Board and RCUK’s KT Coordination Group. He is a Member of the Institute of Knowledge Transfer.
In 2009, Simon joined the Skills & Careers Unit within BBSRC’s Innovation & Skills Group, where he is responsible for the strategic management of a variety of skills-related programmes, including Studentship (plus CASE) & Fellowship Competitions, Biotechnology Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES), and the Next Generation Careers Conference. A large proportion of Simon’s time is currently taken in managing BBSRC’s £66M Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTP) programme and developing a new Flexible Interchange Programme (FLIP).