I am a Chemical Engineer and have a PhD from the University of Surrey in Biomedical Engineering. In 2007 I started working in the policy team at the Royal Society of Chemistry where I was responsible for policy in the areas energy, environment and sustainability. In 2008 I started working as principal policy advisor at the Institution of Engineering and Technology, where I was responsible for transport and manufacturing policy. As part of my role there I facilitated the transport sessions of cross-government events on engineering, infrastructure and climate change adaptation, authored a report on the unintended consequences of transport and coordinated a number of transport related consultation responses to the Department for Transport, EU Commission, Royal Academy of Engineering and House of Commons Transport Select Committee. In 2010 I decided to move back into research and joined the Transport Operations Research Group at Newcastle University as Senior Research Associate. In this role I specialised in developing, managing and delivering large-scale, real-world demonstrator trials of electric vehicles and ICT solutions for managing urban transport networks more sustainably and efficiently. My ability to join, initiate and maintain international multi-stakeholder research consortia has seen me at the core of the management teams for European collaborative research and demonstration projects on electric vehicles and cooperative systems. Over the past three years I have successfully prepared bids to the European Commission, EPSRC and the TEN-T Executive Agency with a total project value of over 20 million Euro to all partners and nearly 1 million Euro to Newcastle University.