Dr. Alison Campbell, Director of Knowledge Transfer Ireland, has been appointed chair of the prestigious global organisation – the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM).
AUTM is an international not-for-profit association, aimed at supporting and enhancing technology and knowledge transfer globally. It has 3,200 members worldwide.
The announcement of Dr Campbell’s appointment as the new chair of AUTM was made at the organisation’s annual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, on 21 February 2018. This is the first time a representative from outside North America will serve as Chair of AUTM.
Dr Campbell has a track record in working at the interface of industry and research. In 2013 she helped to establish Knowledge Transfer Ireland, the national office that helps enterprise to access and engage with publicly-funded research and expertise. Previous roles include CEO at the UK Medical Research Council Technology Ltd and at King’s College London. She was awarded an OBE in 2010 in recognition of her contribution to knowledge transfer.
Speaking at the meeting in Arizona, Dr Campbell said:
“I am delighted to commence my role as Chair of the AUTM Board of Directors. AUTM is the premier technology and knowledge transfer association and I am privileged to take on the role as Chair. It has a fantastic reputation and track record representing the research commercialisation sector and supporting those who work within in. I look forward to working with the Board to continue to develop the breadth and reach of the association.”
Welcoming Dr. Campbell’s appointment, Stephen Susalka, CEO of AUTM, said:
“Alison has a wealth of experience in technology transfer, which is the cornerstone of our great Association. Her strategic outlook, coupled with her international experience, provides an exceptional perspective as the profession evolves globally.”
“AUTM is the premier technology and knowledge transfer association.”
Dr Campbell will chair the AUTM Board of Directors for a term of 12 months.
Further information about AUTM is available at www.autm.net.