Dr Ben Miles founded Spin Up Science to champion the work of scientists and entrepreneurs translating their research into the real world and to connect researchers with the role models and skill sets necessary to start their own companies. His work within Bristol UK, is supporting the creation of a scientific innovation ecosystem spanning quantum, material, and life science start-ups.
Dr Sarah Jelbert - Program Director
Before moving to Bristol to join our team, Dr Jelbert was an experienced post-doc, with a background in cognition and behavioural sciences. In her academic career she studied, researched or lectured at a range of the UK’s leading universities, including Oxford, Cambridge and St Andrews, as well as the University of Auckland in New Zealand.
At Spin Up Science, Sarah leads and develops fun and effective programs that help expand researchers’ awareness of the range of opportunities available to them.
Dr Maddy Nichols - Outreach and Event Lead
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Ric Barnes - Marketing and Communications
Previously at the University of Exeter and Coastal Carolina University, Ric’s background is in the field of biological sciences. With a deep-rooted passion for storytelling, science communication struck a cord with Ric when undertaking shark conservation work off the muggy shores of South Carolina, USA.
Ric is responsible for spreading the message of the innovation that is being realised in our ecosystem, across Bristol and beyond.