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Dr Maggie McGowan

Dr Maggie McGowan

Director of Research and Innovation,
University of Hull

Maggie is Director of Research and Innovation at the University of Hull. Her career spans the private and HE sectors. Before joining Hull, Maggie was employed at the University of York, holding roles covering research and business development. She worked in the brewing industry for a number of years, holding senior roles covering environmental and quality management and process development. She has a BSc and PhD in chemistry and MBA from Manchester Business School, where her research focussed on the barriers to collaboration between industry and academia. Maggie has a keen interest in place-based research and innovation and low-carbon technologies.

Gain the latest insights from experts in the higher education sector on creating and developing effective and innovative research strategies, through partnerships and collaboration, to allow for leading and pioneering research projects

  • Analysing how to develop innovative research strategies within a higher education institution through partnerships, knowledge exchange and collaboration
  • Sharing examples of best practice and practical insights for effectively developing research partnerships across universities, businesses and industry
  • Discussing the importance of funding and the different funding opportunities available for the development of research and research partnerships
  • Exploring how to develop research initiatives which offer maximum impact on society and industry to encourage economic growth through new innovations