The Oxentia Team


Dr Steve Cleverley

CEO

Steve is the CEO of Oxentia and has significant commercial experience in the areas of sales, marketing and product development. He has spent several years working with innovative start-up companies, developing market entry strategies and launching products into new markets. Steve also has experience of SME management, having built his own service business offering engineering support…

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Tim Hart

Dr Tim Hart

Development Director

Tim has gained >20 years’ experience in technology commercialisation, particularly from university environments. He has a BSc and PhD in microbiology and has worked as an academic researcher, technology transfer professional, and entrepreneur; having spun-out and managed two life science companies from university research. Tim created his first company, Cybersense Biosystems Ltd, from the University…

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Dr Sarah Macnaughton

Dr Sarah Macnaughton

Operations Director

Sarah has 20 years’ experience in innovation consultancy, research and development, and commercialisation of technologies. At Oxentia since 2006, she has focused on: technology commercialisation for R&D clients including Cranfield University, University of Westminster and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC); innovation policy and strategy development for clients such as ETPL (Singapore’s main commercialisation support…

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Pete Moores

Pete Moores

Commercial Director

Pete has 15 years of experience of working within the ‘Triple Helix’ of industry innovation, academic output and government funding. Driven by a desire to see technology applied for the benefit of businesses, Pete has experience of working across multiple industry sectors including; environmental, automotive, aerospace, and food processing. He specialises in innovation strategy development,…

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Nathan Pike

Dr Nathan Pike

Director of Training and Higher Education

Nathan is a biological scientist by training with diverse experience in research, teaching and administration in Higher Education. Before joining Oxentia, he held the national role of Discipline Lead for Biological Sciences with the Higher Education Academy, undertaking consulting, training, and advisory work with large and diverse HE communities from across the disciplines within Science,…

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Alexandra-Bush

Dr Alexandra Bush

Managing Consultant

Alexandra has over 15 years of experience in various organisations, holding a variety of positions in the areas of product development, business development and commercialisation of innovative technologies. She has an in depth understanding of strategic foresight and planning, including business planning led by strategic objectives and measurable targets to deliver the plan, business development…

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Britta Wyatt

Britta C Wyatt

Managing Consultant

Britta has a background in early-stage investment, business analysis, and strategy. In 2013, she joined Oxentia’s consulting team, where she supports university, government, and private sector clients to build capacity and enable innovation for the benefit of economies and societies. As a Senior Consultant, Britta’s role includes: 1) Training and mentoring innovators and TTOs on…

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Bruno Reynolds

Dr Bruno Reynolds

Senior Consultant

Bruno completed his MSc in Neuroscience at University College London and a PhD in Developmental Biology at Cambridge University. Following this he held a postdoctoral research position at Oxford University. Bruno then moved to Portugal where he studied for an MBA and founded a technology transfer company that manages IP and business development opportunities for…

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Dr Michael Mbogoro

Dr Michael Mbogoro

Senior Consultant

Michael has a consultancy background with a focus on new technologies in the chemicals and materials sectors. At Oxentia, Michael is involved in all aspects of KEC where he has extensive expertise on developing route-to-market strategies and supporting translational activities.  He is also an experienced trainer providing training on KEC related activities for business developers…

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Edward Butcher

Edward Butcher

Consultant

Ed joined Oxentia in September 2017. He studied Biology at University College London before completing an MSc in Biology at Oxford University. After graduating he worked for a strategy consultancy specialising in new market entry and proposition development, carrying out projects for major corporate organisations across a broad range of sectors including energy, healthcare, retail…

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Gaelle-Coullon

Dr Gaelle Coullon

Consultant

Gaelle has a background in neuroscience and science communication. Prior to joining Oxentia, Gaelle was a postdoctoral researcher studying how the brain changes in people who have lost their sight. Alongside academic research, Gaelle has worked as a science writer and communicator (MRC’s Biomedical Picture of the Day, Bang! Science Magazine, Know It Wall). Since…

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Dr Laura Droessler

Dr Laura Droessler

Consultant

Through her previous work in Oxford University Innovation’s Technology Transfer group Laura has direct experience of technology commercialisation and innovation management, as well as delivering mentoring and training programmes to scientist and entrepreneurs. At Oxford University Innovation Laura has enabled the technology transfer process in all aspects of IP valuation, protection and management, prior art…

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Dr Sapan Gandhi

Dr Sapan Gandhi

Consultant

Sapan joined Oxentia in May 2017. Previously Sapan worked as an Innovation Analyst at STFC Innovations (part of the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council) where he was involved in the management of a proof of concept fund and commercialisation of technologies developed by STFC researchers. Sapan has experience of carrying out IP and market…

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Oxentia

Dr Lauren Sosdian

Consultant

Prior to joining Oxentia, Lauren worked at a research accelerator, Translating Research at Melbourne (TRaM), based at the University of Melbourne. Through her work at TRaM, Lauren has experience managing a professional development training program for academics exploring the possibility of licensing their research technologies or creating a spin-out companies.

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James Hudson

James Hudson

Senior Associate Consultant

James is a technology transfer specialist with a first degree in chemistry and a PhD in Analytical Biochemistry gained at Imperial College. James’ first role in technology transfer was at Imperial Innovations. This was followed by a move to Aberystwyth University, where he established a technology transfer programme and built a team. James has worked…

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Mireya McKee

Mireya McKee

Senior Associate Consultant and Latin America Territory Mangaer

Mireya has 16 years’ experience in chemistry, medical, and nanotechnology research and technology transfer across three countries – Mexico, the U.S. and the U.K. She has a BSc with honours from Monterrey Tech, Mexico, a PhD from the University of Texas-Austin as a CONACYT fellow, and carried out postdoctoral research at the University of Oxford,…

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Helen Ujvary

Oxentia Australia Representative

Helen Ujvary is the Australia Representative for Oxentia and Oxford University Innovation, whereby she assists technology companies find international partners and investors. Previously, Helen was the Australian Representative of Ferghana Partners, an international investment bank.  From 2015-2017, Helen was appointed by the Federal Education Minister onto the Australian Federal Tuition Protection Service Advisory Board.  In 2017, Helen was appointed by…

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Lizi Peretti

Associate Consultant

Lizi has over 8 years experience in technology transfer, working closely with research organisations, government institutions and the corporate sector, often acting as an intermediary between these entities. Lizi has worked as a consultant on science and technology parks for the European Commission. Prior to this she spent four years as executive operations manager at…

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Juan Francisco García Díaz

Argentinian Government ANPCyT Secondee

Luján – Buenos Aires

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Eliana Sarris

Argentinian Government ANPCyT Secondee

Tucumán

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Maria Laura Monserrat

Argentinian Government ANPCyT Secondee

San Juan

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Mariana Nanni

Argentinian Government ANPCyT Secondee

Mercedes – Buenos Aires

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Oxentia

Camilla Premachandra

Project and Marketing Coordinator

Camilla joined Oxentia in January 2018. She is responsible for preparing proposals and tender responses, leading digital marketing and communications initiatives, coordinating events and supporting project delivery and office administration.

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Shelagh Harrison

Shelagh Harrison

Business Development and Operations

Shelagh has many years of experience in office management, client services, executive assistance and support, as well as sales and marketing roles.  She joined Oxentia in 2011 before departing temporarily in 2014 to support the growth of a family business.  She then returned permanently to the Oxentia fold in 2016.  Prior experience includes time spent…

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