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).

Jodie Williamson

Project Coordinator

Jodie is the MBTC Project Coordinator, leads on skills and marketing as well as reporting to funders.

Kitty Adhamy-Nichol

Impact and Partnership Development Officer

Kitty is an Impact and Partnership Development Officer in the Advanced Engineering Theme in the University of Exeter’s Innovation, Impact and Business team.

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.

George Graham

Data Scientist

I am a Data Scientist based at the Marine Biological Association and lead the development of new instrumentation and observing systems on the Continuous Plankton Recorder Survey.

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.

Robert Camp

Instrument Technician

Robert Camp is the instrument technician for the Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) Survey department of the Marine Biological Association, responsible for the deployment, recovery and maintenance of instruments fitted to the CPR.

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.