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Research, Enterprise and Innovation Team

LSBU's Research, Enterprise and Innovation Team works with a wide range of customers.

Customers and services

Businesses, public sector and voluntary organisations
We help them innovate, grow and improve performance, finding cost-effective solutions and connecting them with the right expertise.
Academics, PhD Students and early career researchers
We connect them with funders and external organisations, helping them develop and submit research proposals and creating a supportive research environment.
Students, graduates and alumni
We help drive and support them to be enterprising, fostering their start-up businesses and connecting their growing businesses with relevant expertise.

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Gurpreet Jagpal

Job title: Director of Research, Enterprise and Innovation
Telephone: 020 7815 6906

Gurpreet is Director of Research, Enterprise and Innovation at LSBU and a CEO of SBUEL, where he brings together research and enterprise functions to maximise synergies with a greater focus on applied research.

Jacqueline Broome

Job title: PA to the Director of Enterprise
Telephone: 020 7815 6951

Jacqueline has been a PA and Team Administrator for a number of years, starting in the media industry. She has worked across a number of sectors, including education.

Sarah Plant

Job title: Head of Research Support Services
Telephone: 020 7815 6916
Sarah Plant is Head of Research Support Services at London South Bank University (LSBU). Her team help academics identify research funding opportunities as well support the preparation and submission of research proposals.

Louise Thompson

Job title: Research Degrees Programmes Manager
Telephone: 020 7815 6911

Louise Thompson manages the administrative support for the postgraduate research programmes at LSBU. She has been involved in higher education administration for more than 20 years.

John Harper

Job title: Research Degrees Support Officer
Telephone: 020 7815 7829

John supports the administrative requirements attaching to Doctoral Research Degrees programmes.

Cosimina Drago

Job title: Research Degrees Support Officer
Telephone: 020 7815 6901
Cosimina is the Research Degrees Support Officer at LSBU. She has been a Membership/Education Administrator for a number of years.

Shirley Nicholson

Job title: Central Research Support Administrator
Telephone: 020 7815 6923
Shirley is part of the Research, Enterprise and Innovation team. Her background is in professional secretarial skills and office administration.

Yvonne Mavin

Job title: Head of Compliance and Systems
Telephone: 020 7815 6920

Yvonne Mavin, London South Bank University's Head of Compliance and Systems, has had a corporate career encompassing retail and manufacturing in a wide range of disciplines: marketing, finance, buying, design development.

Evelina Nosirevaite

Job title: Compliance and Systems Support Officer
Telephone: 020 7815 6949
Evelina is a Support Officer of the Compliance and Systems team at LSBU, with interests in Corporate Social Responsibility strategy and its implementation, as well as Business and Community partnerships.

Natalie Gough

Job title: Research and Enterprise Development Manager
Telephone: 020 7815 6930
Natalie works with LSBU Schools and external organisations, enabling innovative research and enterprise activities.

Dr Monica Ganan

Job title: Research and Enterprise Development Manager
Telephone: 020 7815 6965

Dr Ganan specialises in identifying, developing and closing commercial enterprise and research opportunities to help achieve challenging departmental targets.

Howard Thomas

Job title: Research Administrator
Telephone: 020 7815 6982

Howard works across the University to deliver new income generating projects that go beyond just "being green". An engineering graduate, prior to joining LSBU Howard had a 30 year career in the private sector, working in telecommunications, electronics and technology.

Peter Benson

Job title: Head of Enterprise Institutes
Telephone: 020 7815 7802

Peter heads up the Enterprise Institutes at LSBU. The Institutes are interdisciplinary and inter-professional centres of excellence working towards improving enterprise opportunities for individuals, communities and nations.

Chloe Hampton

Job title: Research and Enterprise Support Officer
Telephone: 020 7815 6933
Chloe Hampton specialises in sustainable development strategy with a background in architecture and sustainable design.

Neil Pearce

Job title: Head of Knowledge Exchange Institute
Telephone: 020 7815 6956

Neil is Head of the Knowledge Exchange Institute. He is a successful Knowledge Exchange and Business Development professional who has consistently brought measurable improvement for client companies.

Linsey Cole

Job title: Head of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute
Telephone: 020 7815 6921

Linsey Cole is responsible for developing and leading London South Bank University's (LSBU) student enterprise strategy, supporting LSBU's aim to be London's enterprising university.

Syeda Rahimunnessa

Job title: Intellectual Property Manager
Telephone: 020 7815 6910

Syeda Rahimunnessa is the University IP Manager. She manages the University IP portfolio and supports academics with assessing and developing their ideas for commercialisation. She also advises student entrepreneurs with identifying and protecting IP in their business.

Amy Pyle

Job title: Student Enterprise Manager
Telephone: 020 7815 6915
Amy is a Student Enterprise Manager. She works with LSBU students and graduates to develop their enterprise skills through a range of activities in and outside the curriculum. Amy also leads on coordinating two start up programmes and works with external partners.

Libby England

Job title: Student Enterprise Manager
Telephone: 020 7815 6983
Libby focuses on creating internships, consultancy and other employment opportunities with SMEs and start-ups to expose LSBU students and graduates to the reality of running a business.

Daisy Chatterton

Job title: Head of Strategic Projects
Telephone: 020 7815 6935
Daisy Chatterton leads on the development and delivery of EU funded Enterprise provision. The team currently manages the ‘Investment Escalator’, which supports SMEs with developing their businesses and raising investment finance.

Dr Nicoletta Bonansea

Job title: EU Bids and Partnerships Manager
Telephone: 020 7815 6978

Dr Bonansea is a project manager with five years' experience delivering EU funded projects. She is also a researcher, and author of academic and didactic publications on Greek and Roman art and history.

Lee Harvey

Job title: Assistant Project Manager
Telephone: 020 7815 6944
Lee Harvey is the Assistant Project Manager within the Strategic Projects team at LSBU. He is currently project managing the Investment Escalator.

Kajal Gotecha

Job title: Project Administrator, ERDF Investment Escalator Project
Telephone: 020 7815 6904
Kajal works on an ERDF project, The Investment Escalator Programme, working closely with businesses to help them improve and develop their business.

Richard Howarth

Job title: Senior Marketing Officer
Telephone: 020 7815 7143
Richard Howarth is the Senior Marketing Officer for Research, Enterprise and Innovation. With expertise in digital and content marketing, his primary focus is B2B engagement.

Adrian Tindall

Job title: Tenant Manager
Telephone: 020 7815 6960

Adrian is the Tenant Manager for Research, Enterprise & Innovation, where he manages the workspace community based in the Clarence Centre for Enterprise & Innovation and the Technopark.

Adam Udeogba

Job title: Facilities Coordinator
Telephone: 020 7815 6945
Adam works in tenant and commercial property management under his manager Adrian Tindall. Together they manage the daily operation and support the continued growth of LSBU’s commercial office space lettings business.

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