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Academic Biography

Geoff studied chemistry at the University of Leicester then spent two years working and travelling in Europe and Africa before returning to Leicester to undertake a PhD.

This was followed by a two year post-doctoral fellowship at Bangor University looking at conformational changes in DNA.  After a short break to co-write and perform a play at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Geoff joined University of York, where he managed a commercial research unit within the Institute for Applied Biology.

Five years later, Geoff joined the University of Leeds where he lectured on the BSc and MSc Food Science degrees.  In 1999, he joined Manchester Metropolitan University to establish and manage the North West Food Centre. In this role he undertook a number of commercial applied research projects as well as food and drink sector strategy and policy consultancies for the NWDA, Manchester City Council, MIDAS and Food and Drink Sector Skill Council.

Geoff is a former chair of the North of England Branch and Director of the Institute of Food Science and Technology.  Geoff joined Teesside University in 2005 as business development manager for the School of Science & Engineering and School of Health & Social Care, before taking up his current post in 2007. He is currently the North East representative on the knowledge transfer partnership managers' national forum.

Enterprise Interest and Activities

Geoff undertakes consultancies relating to invention and innovation appraisal, business mentoring, frozen food science and technologies, novel methods for particle analysis including ultrasonic and dielectrophoretic methods.

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Projects 2016 2021

Creative Fuse North East

Archer, G., Ciesielska, G., McKeown, S., Paterson, S., Reid, P., Stockton, M. & Zhu, X.

1/05/1631/10/18

Project: ResearchTransfer (R&D project)