Dr. Rowena Stern, Business Research Support Officer, Marine Biological Association Rowena joined the MBTC team in June 2020, taking over from Dr. George Graham and is a microbial ecologist within the Continuous Plankton Recorder division of the MBA. She has expertise in plankton and identifying harmful microbes using the latest genetic methods and has used…

Emily Deery photo

Emily is a Business Research Support officer for the MBTC project on behalf of the Marine Biological Association

Marina Altoe

Marina is an Impact and Partnership Development Officer in the Data/Tech theme in the University of Exeter’s Innovation, Impact and Business team.

Aaron Barrett

Specialist Technician

Aaron is the Specialist Technician in charge of the Autonomous Vessel at the University of Plymouth, run on behalf of the Marine Business Technology Centre (MBTC).

Research Fellow

Brian is a Research fellow based in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the University of Exeter working for the MBTC.

Technology transfer specialist

Steve is a technology transfer specialist and project manager within the University of Plymouth.

James Fishwick

Senior Technologist/Scientist

Dr James Fishwick is a highly regarded UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Senior Technologist/Scientist at Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) where he is Head of Technology and Operations for the Western Channel Observatory (WCO).

Rob Watson - Director


As Director for the MBTC, Rob is responsible for the overall delivery and strategy for the programme.

Mandy Bowden

Knowledge Exchange Officer

As KEO for the Marine Business Technology Centre, Mandy is responsible for coordinating the project’s Knowledge Exchange Officer team as well as engaging with local businesses.