Research Portfolio Manager, Research Councils UK Energy Programme
Neil works in the RCUK Energy Programme which has a current portfolio in excess of £750M across the UK Research Councils. He has had responsibility for the Ncclear Fission portfolio at EPSRC for three and half years, having previously administered the renewable energy portfolio for three years, looking after: Bioenergy, Solar, Wind, Marine Energy, Fuel Cells, Hydrogen and Energy Storage. He was responsible for compiling data on the overall size and funding trajectory for the RC energy portfolio for planning future commitment profiles, and communicating this to BIS, between 2007 and 2014. In 2010, he organised the international review of UK energy research. Neil shares the nuclear portfolio with Dr Jacqui Williams and is responsible for the Whole Energy Systems research portfolio.
Neil originally trained as an engineer and worked in Industry for twelve years before retraining as a geochemist and subsequently moving to the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in 2001. He has worked in a variety of roles within the EPSRC including: Aerospace and Defence, Manufacturing, Cross Disciplinary Interfaces and Nuclear Fusion.