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Deborah Spencer

Dr Deborah Spencer


Innovation and Business Partnerships Manager; University Lead, UK Industrial Strategy

Deborah is responsible for developing activities under the Industrial Strategy and will be engaging with industry to showcase capabilities and build partnerships that leverage our unique academic strengths.  She previously worked at the Oxford Local Enterprise Partnership as the Life Sciences specialist for the region and helped to establish the Health Tec Cluster at Harwell as part of her remit there. She has also worked at the Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee, and for the UK Research Councils.

Deborah’s role in the team will include a specific focus on the 4 Grand Challenge areas of the Industrial Strategy including: The Ageing Society, AI and Data, Clean Growth and Future Mobility.