As GKM's Innovation Growth Manager, Robert works closely with stakeholders across the Growing Kent & Medway programme to engage businesses in the region with the facilities, resources and expertise available within the cluster.
Growing Kent & Medway is supported by UKRI’s Strength in Places Fund and is establishing the Kent & Medway region as a world-leader in climate-smart, sustainable horticultural, food and drink production.
Robert brings with him tend years of experience working with the horticultural sector having worked as a research scientist at NIAB EMR for seven years before working as Head of Science at a plant biotechnology SME in the region serving the horticulture, agriculture and retail sectors. Most recently, Robert worked at the AHDB as a Research Portfolio Manager.
Robert has a BSc in Plant Sciences from Aberystwyth University and a PhD in Cereal Pathology from University of East Anglia/John Innes Centre