The Industrial Doctorate Centre is hosted by the University of Surrey’s Centre for Environmental Strategy. Established in 1993, it is an internationally-acclaimed centre of excellence in sustainable development.
The IDC manages up to 48 Research Engineers at any one time, all of whom are based out in industry. When they return to campus for modules, conferences and exams, Research Engineers have access to our dedicated EngD Study Room, locker room, teleconferencing and meeting facilities, along with the University of Surrey library and e-learning portal.
I have been involved with EngDs since the early 1990’s when I was founder-director of the forerunner of SEES. Since those early pilot schemes EngDs have become a key part of the EPSRC’s training provision and it now supports 27 Centres. Through a succession of reviews by EPSRC our EngD provision has consistently been ranked with the very best in class. I am also one of EPSRC’s 3 Industrial Doctorate Centre Advocates who are develop and spread ‘best practice’ around the IDC portfolio.
Miss Kelly Boazman
I joined the IDC in April 2012 having spent 4 years working as part of the University’s Learning Support service within the Researcher Development Team. Prior to working at the University, I spent 4 years studying, working and living in Paris and am currently completing the MSc in Social Research Methods here at Surrey. I manage the centre, which includes recruitment of sponsors and REs, marketing, module co-ordination and so on.
Miss Lisa Casson
I joined the team in June 2010 from Guildford College. I look after the day-to-day administration of the IDC while working closely with the IDC Manager. I am the first point of contact for any Research Engineer queries. I am enjoying the fast pace and getting to know everyone involved in the IDC.
Mr Nigel Hartley
IDC Business Development Manager
I joined the SEES IDC in October 2010 after working as a Senior Business Development Manager at Reading University with responsibility for all business activity within the Science Faculty. I also had responsibility for some of the Research Centres as well, including TSBE (Technologies for Sustainable Built Environment), CFAM (Centre for Advanced Microscopy) and the Walker Institute. Prior to that I worked within Industry for 25 years in the ICT sector holding various roles with a number of global telecommunications providers. I’m a qualified Electronic Engineer by training with expertise in all aspects of Business Development.
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