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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dr Sarah Allison

Consultant

Prior to joining Oxentia in 2018, Sarah worked at the University of Sydney as a senior researcher investigating factors that promote cancer progression and developing novel anti-cancer drugs. In addition to this research function, she served in university administration as a grants and funding adviser. Sarah has particular strengths in training and mentoring and in…

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Dr Richard Johnson

Consultant

Richard has a PhD in Environmental Microbiology from the University of Essex which focussed on the bioremediation of process wastewaters from oil sands mining. After his PhD he worked on a post-doctoral follow-on-fund project as a proof of concept study to patent and commercialise his PhD research.  He also holds a BSc in Microbiology and…

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Dr Janice Ng

Consultant

Janice has diverse experience in technology commercialisation, new product development, marketing, branding, and business development.

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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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James Hudson

Dr James Hudson

Senior 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

Dr Mireya McKee

Senior Consultant and Latin America Territory Manager

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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Lizi Peretti

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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Ya-hsin Shen

Senior Consultant

Ya-hsin has over 10 years of experience in innovation consultancy and technology transfer. She was previously a Senior Consultant in Oxford University Innovation based in Hong Kong. Her primary interests are technology commercialization, technology scouting for corporates, and early-stage technology investment. She holds an MBA from Oxford and Master degree in Electronic Engineering.

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Dr Shuwei Wu

Regional Representative - Greater China

Dr Shuwei Wu worked for Foresight, Research & Innovation team, Arup University, Arup East Asia (Hong Kong) for almost eight years. He led collaborations between Arup and key organisations including universities, research institutes, think tanks and start-ups in China and beyond.

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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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Shelagh Harrison

Shelagh Harrison

Operations and Project Coordinator

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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Vicky O’Shea

Accounts Assistant

Vicky joined Oxentia in 2017 and heads up Oxentia’s Accounts Team. She previously worked in Auditing and Tax with Chartered Accountancy firms Grant Thornton (UK) and KPMG (NZ and UK). Her most recent role was at Velocys plc, a company spun-out of Oxford University. Vicky is ACA (NZ) and ATT (UK) qualified and spent her…

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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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