After graduating, Claire completed her PhD in Scotland with a focus on marine microbiology. Her long term interest in outdoor pursuits led her to working for “The Children’s Society” where she expanded her skills to run the marketing and fundraising teams as well as completing ascents of Kilimanjaro and descents of Patagonia’s fjords. Her love for the marine world ended up taking her on expeditions from Wales to New Zealand. This wide ranging experience alongside her wish to apply science to real world problems resulted in her leading the Marine Science/Industry interface in Falmouth for Plymouth University. She has just joined the MBA after running the environmental consultancies for St Andrews University where she focused on commercialisation of research and aligning academic research with current industry requirements. Claire is keen to bring her knowledge and experience to the MBA to help extend its reach and expand its influence.