Dr Simon Gray

B.Sc., Ph.D.(Lond.)

Dr Simon Gray

Dr Simon Gray
Director of Research & Knowledge Exchange Development

1 Cathedral Square, Bristol,
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Telephone Number (0117) 42 84028

Research and Enterprise Development


Simon has a BSc (Hons) in Microbiology and a PhD in the same discipline from King's College, University of London.  Following postdoctoral research at NERC Institute of Terrestrial Ecology Merlewood, Simon spent 8 years at the then University of Luton as Lecturer then Senior Lecturer in Microbiology.  He has also worked as a consultant microbiologist in the area of environmental monitoring, and in academic management for an international medical school.  Simon joined RED in 2006 as a Research Development Manager, providing strategic support relating to UK research grant funding, including horizon scanning, training, provision of expert advice and guidance in the development of major research proposals, and management of the response to strategic funding initiatives.  Simon was appointed Senior Research Development Manager in 2011, acted as interim Head of Research Development in 2014/15 and 2017/18, was appointed to the role of Head of Research Development in March 2018 and is currently Acting Co-Director of Research and Enterprise Development.

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