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School Industry Advisory Board

School Industry Advisory Board

The School Industry Advisory Board consists of invited members from a range of private and public sector backgrounds, some of whom are Royal Holloway alumni, and who are appointed initially for a period of three years (renewable), on invitation from the Chair and Head of School.

The Board serves three primary functions:-

  1. To provide independent, external strategic advice and perspectives to Royal Holloway’s School of Life Sciences and the Environment which will inform, shape and influence the content and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, along with the delivery of studentships and internships.
  2. To provide access to key experts (i.e., the Board members) who are outside the day-to-day functioning of the School, and who can challenge and question the way things are done in the School from an external perspective.
  3. To be part of a School network for student placement, research collaborations and employability pathways.

Any enquiries about the Industry Advisory Board should be directed to Professor Marco Cinnirella:

Please note that while affiliations are listed for most Board members, members external to Royal Holloway act as individuals in terms of Board matters, and not as representatives of any organisations they work for, or are associated with.

The Board's terms of reference can be found here.

Board Members

Marco is a Professor in the Psychology Department at Royal Holloway, where he conducts research into group dynamics, prejudice, behaviour change in organisations, and cyber security. He sits on a number of UK Government scientific advisory panels and has extensive experience working in applied settings with both private and public sector organisations. He is currently Chair of the Industry Advisory Board through holding the role of School Industry Liaison Officer.

Professor Richard Amlôt is Head of Behavioural Science at the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), and leads UKHSA’s Behavioural Science and Insights Unit (BSIU). The BSIU conducts applied research and evaluation for UKHSA and with its partners, applying evidence and insights from the behavioural and social sciences to a range of health protection and security topics, with a particular focus on public health emergency preparedness and response. He is also the UKHSA Co-Director of the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Behavioural Science and Evaluation at University of Bristol, and visiting Professor of Practice in the Psychology of Health Protection at King’s College London.

Nazma has extensive experience of the services industries working in utilities, financial services and telecommunications where she has held various senior roles in marketing. She brings 20 years leadership experience, a quest for knowledge and a passion for supporting, coaching and developing people to achieve their potential. A bold and energetic individual who believes in collaboration and networking to share knowledge, skills and best practice.

Jonathan is a Managing Principal at the Chaucer Group, a management consultancy specializing in digital transformation. He has been helping companies of all sizes go through periods of change for over 20 years and has worked in pharmaceuticals, oil & gas, financial services and logistics. Now based in London, he has lived and worked throughout West Africa, Europe and the US. Jonathan’s specialty is managing technology-driven change in some of the world’s largest corporations.

Mark Berry has worked for the Environment Agency since graduating from Royal Holloway in 2010. Having held various advisory and leadership posts, including most recently Advisor to the Chief Executive and Thames Barrier Controller, Mark now leads the organisation’s operational risk management team – helping to identify, reduce and limit the impact of any disruptions that threaten the agency’s commitment to saving lives and creating a better place.

Hannah has extensive experience working across environmental policy, movement building and communications. She is currently Head of Zero Carbon - an environmental advocacy campaign calling for the UK Government to phase out fossil fuel subsidies and introduce stronger, fairer and more consistent carbon pricing as a core part of Britain's decarbonisation roadmap.

Before that she worked as Director of Climate Campaigns at Project Everyone, driving awareness and advocacy for the UN's Sustainable Development Goals with a focus on Climate, Oceans and Biodiversity. Hannah is a passionate advocate for ensuring that equity is placed at the forefront of action on climate change and wildlife conservation.

Neil has been working in the upstream energy industry for over 27 years, having held a variety of positions, from research geochemist / basin modeller to asset exploration management roles in Shell, BG Group and Hess. He has worked in a number of different countries, including The Netherlands, Oman, Australia, China, Russia and Mexico, where he has undertaken technical and business development roles. Neil has also led Shell’s innovation portfolio (“GameChanger”), with the aim of developing new technology and business ideas for both proprietary application and commercialisation. Neil was President of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (2017-2019) and subsequently founded the “Exploring the Energy Transition” special interest group. Neil recently joined the governing council and became a trustee of the Geological Society of London. He is an active trustee and company secretary for The Etches Collection (a museum of Jurassic marine life on the south coast of Dorset). Neil was awarded by PhD by Royal Holloway University of London in 1993.