Dr Ged Hall

Dr Ged Hall


University of Leeds

Job title

Innovation and Enterprise Senior Training and Development Officer




Vitae Research Staff Conference 2013: Inspired Futures
Sessions and workshops Funding Priorities and Making an Impact



Ged is Innovation and Enterprise Senior Training and Development Officer at the University of Leeds. In this role he provides bespoke support to researchers, at all stages of their careers, in enhancing the effectiveness of their impact activities. He does this by working with groups of researchers (usually working on the same grant or project) over a period of time with two clear aims 1) assist them to develop a credible and robust impact strategy for their project and 2) to provide development interventions to ensure the most challenging areas of the impact strategy can be delivered effectively.

Prior to joining Leeds he was Director of LearnHigher and Deputy Director of WriteNow (two of HEFCE's Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning). In his 10 years working in higher education he has also run a Careers Service and was Head of Researcher Development in the University of Nottingham's Graduate School.

Prior to returning to higher education, Ged worked for 10 years in the oil, gas and utility sector managing the development and introduction of new technological innovations within the industry. This included new techniques for measuring gas lost from gas transmission systems, sophisticated modeling of water and gas networks to develop investment decisions and network operational protocols and data exchange projects between underground asset owners to minimise accidental damage to their different plant (telecomms cables, gas and water pipes, electrical cables, etc).

This latter project involved an academic, acting in a consultancy role, to advise on the most appropriate artificial intelligence methodology to develop an expert system. The system had to accurately model the decisions made by engineers regarding the advice that needed to be relayed to organisations requesting buried underground plant information. Ged holds a PhD in Physical Chemistry and a BSc (Hons) both from Leeds.