Meet the Team 

Research & Enterprise Services (RES) at Cardiff Metropolitan University supports research and knowledge exchange interactions with business and the wider community. At an operational level, RES is the gateway through which external organisations can access the support and knowledge base of the University. 

We work with colleagues across each of our three campuses on a broad range of research and knowledge transfer activities maximising the commercial and social value of the University's research.

Who are RES?

Prof. Sheldon Hanton, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), University Director of Research
Prof. Sheldon HantonSheldon is responsible for the overall strategic and operational management of research at Cardiff Metropolitan University including the Research Excellence Framework submission for 2014. Sheldon received his PhD in 1996 from Loughborough University in the field of sport psychology and specifically the areas of stress and competition anxiety. Still research active, his current portfolio can be viewed on the Cardiff School of Sport website here.

Sheldon can be reached on +44 (0)29 2041 6612 or

Matthew Taylor, Director of Enterprise, Research & Enterprise Services
Matthew TaylorMatthew worked for a number of years in commercial roles in the private sector at BT and Welsh Water, followed by seven years at the University of Reading as Knowledge Transfer Centre Assistant Manager before joining Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2005. In his current role he is responsible for the operational management of Research & Enterprise Services (RES) and the development and delivery of Cardiff Met's Enterprise Strategy, covering activities including consultancy, knowledge transfer and continuing professional development.

Matthew also has line management responsibility for the EcoDesign Centre, the Centre for Work Based Learning and entrepreneurship activities. He represents research and enterprise interests on the Information Strategy Forum, Management Board, Research & Enterprise Board and Academic Board, and Chair's Cardiff Met's Intellectual Property Panel and Research & Enterprise Investment Fund Panel.

Matthew is the main contact for Deans of School and Heads of Unit in the University and can be reached on + 44 (0)29 2041 6614 or 

Prof. Scott Fleming, University Director of Research and Graduate Studies
Scott took up his current post full time in November 2013 and has responsiblity  for the overall development of the University’s postgraduate research strategy, systems and quality management and enhancement processes. 

Scott was trained first as a physical educator before embarking on a PhD around the theme of ‘race relations’ and youth sport. He continues to publish research broadly linked to sport and leisure cultures – further details can be found on the Cardiff School of Sport website here.
Scott can be reached on +44 (0)29 4041 7025 or

European Projects Director
TBC - September 2014

Kate Jefferies, Research Support Manager
Kate JefferiesKate joined Cardiff Met in 1999, initially working in PDR before moving to Research & Enterprise Services in 2000. As a member of RES, Kate has been involved in a broad range of research related activities including the 2001 and 2008 Research Assessment Exercise submissions and the administration of various externally funded projects.

In her current role, Kate supports the development and implementation of Cardiff Met’s research policies and strategies. She is currently involved in the development of the institution’s submission to the Research Excellence Framework and the administration of Cardiff Met’s Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships (KESS) projects. Kate is also secretary to the Research & Enterprise Board and the University Ethics Committee.

Kate can be reached on +44 (0)29 2041 6747 or

Jeff Alder, Graduate Studies Officer
Jeff AlderAfter twenty years employed in various roles with BT in London, Jeff joined the RES team at Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2003. He is secretary to one of the university’s main academic committees, the Research Degrees Committee. Jeff is also the main point of contact in RES for research degree matters, which involves liaising and advising research degree students, academic staff, other central units and Schools.

Jeff can be reached on +44 (0)29 2041 6787 or

Orla Govers, Research Support Officer
Orla Govers
Orla moved to Cardiff Met in 2007 and supports staff from all schools to develop, submit and administer research funding applications to Research Councils, Trusts and Charities both National and International.

Orla can be reached on +44 (0)29 2041 7042 or

Anne Barratt, Senior Administrator
Anne BarrattAnne joined Cardiff Met in 1997 as an administrator dealing with students and student systems in the Faculty of Art, Design & Engineering. Moving to the newly formed Research & Enterprise Support Unit in 1999, Anne worked in a variety of roles supporting the Industrial Liaison Officer in all matters of Research & Enterprise.

Anne currently manages the administration function of Research & Enterprise Services and is responsible for the financial budgets of the Unit. Having overall responsibility for the administration systems, financial operations and procedures of the Classic and shorter KTP programmes, Anne also provides support and advice on the Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships (KESS) projects at the University.

Anne can be reached on +44 (0)29 2041 6612 or

Richard Mahoney, Knowledge Transfer Officer
Richard MahoneyAfter graduation, Richard worked as an Engineer, designing the manufacturing processes of Ericsson mobile phones. In 2007 Richard moved into a Knowledge Transfer role at the University of Glamorgan. He joined the Research and Enterprise Services team at Cardiff Met in 2009.

Richard is involved with helping external organisations benefit from the knowledge, expertise and facilities that reside within the university. He also assists academic staff from PDR, the Ecodesign Centre, and the Schools of Management and Art & Design, to maximise the social, cultural and economic impact of their research. There are a number of ways in which Cardiff Met staff and industry can collaborate for mutual benefit. Some of which include consultancy, licensing, commercial research, project management, knowledge transfer, CPD and work-based learning. Richard helps identify and promote opportunities for collaboration, and helps to manage the relationship. Where appropriate, he assists in sourcing external funding to support the partnership.

Organisations or staff that wish to engage in collaborative projects can contact Richard on
+44 (0)29 2041 6048 or

Knowledge Transfer Officer
TBC - June 2014

Beth Trubshaw, Information Assistant & Project Administrator, Access to Masters.
After Graduation, Beth went travelling for two and a half years returning to the UK in 2007. She worked as an Administrator at Aberystwyth University's Centre for Widening Participation and Social Inclusion for six years before joining Research and Enterprise Services at Cardiff Met in May 2013.

Beth is the Information Assistant for RES and is the first point of contact for several Projects. She also assists the Senior Admininstrator keeping financial and administration records and supports the European Projects Director. Beth is also the Project Administrator for the Access to Masters (ATM) programme and is responsible for administrating all activities related to ATM.

Beth can be reached on 02920 205862 or