Swansea University has enjoyed tremendous growth, and achieved their ambition of being a top 30 research-led university in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework league table (REF2014). Established in 1920 the University community thrives on exploration and discovery, and offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life.
Contributing to Swansea University’s achievements, Swansea University Medical School has come a long way in a relatively short space of time. In 2001 it established its Clinical School and is now consistently ranked as a top 10 UK Medical School, also ranking 2nd for overall research and 1st in the UK for Research Environment (REF2014).
The BUCANIER project is within Swansea University Medical School’s Institute of Life Science 2, a unique research and collaboration facility that brings together expertise in laboratory-based biomedical research, public health, population sciences, informatics, and industry, ensuring real world clinical impact.
Sally-Anne Gates is the BUCANIER Project Officer at Swansea University Institute of Life Science (ILS), looking after the Swansea area operations. After graduating from Bristol University with a Masters in Mathematical Engineering. Sally has gained a breadth of experience over 20 years working for international businesses, spanning various roles from logistics, commercial, customer service, technical sales, project management to EMEA marketing & events.
She has worked on the Enterprise Europe Network project assisting businesses in Wales and looks forward to continue working with SME’s and social enterprises supporting their innovation journey via collaboration and bespoke mentoring.
Dr Fern Davies
Dr Fern Davies is the BUCANIER Support Officer for Swansea University Institute of Life Science (ILS). Her main role is looking after the Swansea area of operations for BUCANIER, this is to increase the innovation capacity within SMEs and social enterprises via collaborative efforts. Swansea University ILS is dedicated to creating an environment where the boundaries of academia, industry, health service and other actors innovate together. Fern has a background in academia and has worked in collaboration with SMEs and supporting bodies. She is near completion of a doctorate in business strategy, specifically SMEs in Wales.