Meet the team, find out what we do
Julie Taylor – Director of Enterprise
Julie oversees the strategic, operational and financial management of the department.
She came to Goldsmiths in 2008 as Strategic Business Development Manager, evolving and implementing a framework to grow the College's partnerships and collaborations with businesses, charities and museums and galleries before taking on the leadership of the department in 2011. Prior to joining Goldsmiths, Julie was Creative Industries Manager and then Head of Knowledge Transfer at the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). In this capacity, she developed and delivered the UK’s first Knowledge Transfer strategy and resultant funding programmes for this research community. Before taking up a full-time position in higher education, Julie worked for over fifteen years as an award-winning television producer and director.
You can contact Julie on 020 7919 7701 or at julie.taylor (@gold.ac.uk)
Aidan Sheridan – Enterprise Manager
Aidan joined the department in 2005, working as part of a team to develop and execute the business strategy, with a specific role of managing and delivering the Exchange business support initiate. His job involves mentoring, supporting and working with academics, students and graduates to develop spin-out businesses and business services, generated out of the intellectual property from academic research and studies, and then selling these services to the business community.
Aidan comes from a very creative background, launching his career as a Design Studio and Print Production Services Manager, then working within publishing, promotional sales, marketing and exhibition organizing. He then started producing film memorabilia and paintings, a career he pursued for a number of years. He then took a position as an Enterprise Advisor to start-up Creative Businesses His role involved delivering business advice to Creative practitioners and researching and connecting up all support agency resources in the West Midlands focused on supporting Creative and Cultural businesses. Aidan combined the services available through Business Link with these agencies to help individuals and businesses develop a business strategy, to support long-term viability and growth. He also helped set up and run an incubator for Creative industry start-up businesses at Wolverhampton University Science Park.
There was an interesting shift in business support industry in which he saw universities taking a far more active and more effective role in supporting businesses. The University of Central England started up the Technical Innovation Centre (TIC) and began to deliver some very exciting services. It was this that prompted him to join Goldsmiths.
You can contact Aidan on 020 7078 5069 or at a.sheridan (@gold.ac.uk)
Jessica Pavlos – Research Development and Partnerships Manager
Jessica has worked across a variety of areas in Goldsmiths since she began here in 2007, including quality, planning, governance and academic development. In 2009 she became Enterprise Officer, a role designed to stimulate the increasing synergies between research and knowledge exchange, as well as to encourage joint working between the two departments.
Jessica is primarily responsible for supporting academics who are looking to develop and maintain partnerships outside of academia, mainly through externally-funded collaborative research and knowledge exchange projects. These partnerships might involve business, the third sector, government, and the cultural and heritage sectors.
Prior to joining Goldsmiths, Jessica worked in research administration at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, and programme management at Cass Business School. She is originally from Australia, where she studied Psychology and worked in psychological research at the University of Western Australia.
You can contact Jessica on 020 7919 7835 or at j.pavlos (@gold.ac.uk)
David Kuper – Legal Advisor
David is a practising solicitor who has been working with Goldsmiths for almost 5 years. He is primarily responsible for legal oversight of all significant research and business collaboration contracts. David was previously a partner in a boutique West End law firm specialising in intellectual property and patent litigation, where he acted for clients both in the UK and internationally. Prior to training as a solicitor, David worked in IT and telecommunications, and in addition to his work at Goldsmiths, David is a legal consultant to several high-tech start-up and spin-out companies.
You can contact David on 020 7078 5068 or at d.kuper (@gold.ac.uk)
Emmy Gregory – Secretary
Emmy has been secretary to the Enterprise office since mid-2011, and secretary to the Research Office since 2008. She now divides her time between both departments.
You can contact Emmy on 020 7919 7770 or at emmy.gregory (@gold.ac.uk)
Becky Shaw – Enterprise Co-ordinator
Location: HH / Room: 9
You can contact Becky on 020 7717 2626 or b.shaw (@gold.ac.uk)
Joseph Marren – Short Courses Marketing Officer
You can contact Joseph on 020 7717 2592 or at j.marren (@gold.ac.uk)