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
Sheldon 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 email@example.com
Matthew Taylor, Head of Enterprise, Research & Enterprise Services
Matthew 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Scott Fleming, University Director of Graduate Studies
Scott has a 0.4FTE role with responsibility for the overall development of the University’s postgraduate research strategy, systems and quality management and enhancement processes. He is also the Director of Research in the Cardiff School of Sport and chairs the University Ethics Committee.
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 email@example.com
Prof. Peter Quantick, European Projects Director
Peter is an experienced research manager and has extensive knowledge of Framework Programmes and Structural Fund Projects from his time as an evaluator and reviewer for DG Research over the last 25 years, working in Wales, Yorkshire and the East Midlands Regions. Peter provides support during the application process and advice on the effective management of European Projects.
Recently appointed chair of an expert group on the development of the new European Commission (EC) Framework Programme (Horizon 2020), Peter was also a member of two expert panels assisting the EC in developing position papers on the European Bio-economy and effective dissemination of European Research outputs. Peter’s subject area is food microbiology/biochemistry and had expertise working with SMEs on food safety whilst undertaking research and consultancy into food safety and quality and being involved in a number of EC Framework Projects in these areas.
Peter is the main point of contact for colleagues applying for European Funds and can be reached on
+44 (0)29 2020 5861 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate Jefferies, Research Support Manager
Kate 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 email@example.com
Jeff Alder, Graduate Studies Officer
After 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Orla Govers, Research Support Officer
After completing her Masters, Orla worked as a Mobility Project Officer for the Leonardo da Vinci National Agency in Dublin. From 2004 Orla was employed as Funding Officer by the Workers Educational Association South Wales, where she was responsible for the management and coordination of their European Funded Projects.
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 email@example.com
Anne Barratt, Senior Administrator
Anne 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Mahoney, Knowledge Transfer Officer
After 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 email@example.com
Yvonne Morgan, Knowledge Transfer Officer
After graduation, Yvonne worked as a Business Information Officer for the Welsh Government, providing information and support to new businesses within Wales. In 2006 Yvonne joined Research and Enterprise Services at Cardiff Met providing administrative support to KTP projects before moving roles to establish the Centre for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) in 2008, and eventually moving into the role of Knowledge Transfer Officer in 2010.
Yvonne is involved with helping external organisations benefit from the knowledge, expertise and facilities that reside within the university. She also assists academic staff from the Schools of Education, Health Science and Sport, 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. Yvonne helps identify and promote opportunities for collaboration, and helps to manage the relationship with clients. Where appropriate, she assists in sourcing external funding to support the partnership.
Organisations or staff that wish to engage in collaborative projects can contact Yvonne on
+44 (0)29 2041 6254 or firstname.lastname@example.org