Business development executives support key areas where we excel including petroleum engineering, engineering and physical sciences, energy, the built environment, life sciences, textiles, mathematics and computing.

They are ideally placed to respond to business needs; understanding requirements and identifying expertise to provide practical solutions and facilitate routes to successful collaboration, leading to products, processes and services.

The business development team work closely with companies to:

  • link into our world class research and expertise
  • facilitate collaborations, joint industry partnerships, strategic alliances and knowledge transfer partnerships
  • encourage continuing professional development
  • lead to relevant consultancy
  • provide cutting-edge facilities, technical and manufacturing support
  • identify appropriate funding mechanisms for collaborative work.


For more information, contact one of our business development executives for your area of interest:

Business Development contacts

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Dr Iain McEwan
+44 (0)131 451 3750
i.mcewan@hw.ac.uk
Life Sciences
Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Dr Grant Sellar
+44 (0)131 451 4469
g.sellar@hw.ac.uk
Petroleum Engineering Gordon Winton
+44 (0)131 451 3534
g.m.winton@hw.ac.uk
Energy / Energy Academy Dr Patrick McCarthy
+44 (0)131 451 3881
energy@hw.ac.uk
 
Social Sciences Hilary Knecht
+44 (0)131 451 3159
h.j.knecht@hw.ac.uk
Textiles and Design Jim McVee
+44 (0)1896 892142
j.mcvee@hw.ac.uk