Knowledge Transfer Facilitator
Helen Francis joined the Department of Engineering in February 2015 as a Research Manager and Knowledge Transfer Facilitator. Helen is involved in activities to maximise the impact of academic research, from helping with research proposals to assisting with collaborations with industry and other institutions. She has been based in IfM since September 2015 and works closely with other Knowledge Transfer Facilitators in Engineering and other departments in the University.
After completing her degree in the Department, Helen worked for several years as an electronic engineer in the semiconductor industry before moving into technical marketing. Prior to joining the Department, she worked as a Senior Marketing Manager for Atmel, responsible for leading their marketing strategy for capacitive touchscreen controllers in the handset and consumer electronics markets.