Dr Kevin Byron

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Kevin Byron received his Ph.D in Applied Physics from the University of Hull and pursued a career in commercial research in photonics for some twenty five years. During this time he was an honorary visiting lecturer at the University of Glasgow, a member of an EPSRC peer review college and elected to Fellowship of the Institute of Physics. Throughout his time in industry he developed a growing interest in education and the development of creative skills. The award of a NESTA fellowship in 2002 enabled him to pursue these interests and following election as an honorary fellow of the HEA in 2006 he took up a post at the University of Leicester, and then Queen Mary University of London as research skills and enterprise developer. He has published over 80 peer reviewed papers and 60 patents and has authored 2 monographs and co-authored 6 academic book publications. He has presented his work on creativity and innovation at several international conferences in Italy, Canada, the USA, Qatar, South Africa and the UK. More recently he has worked as an independent research skills developer and facilitator working with some fifteen higher education institutions and industries in the UK and Europe.