Janet Forbes is a Prince2 qualified Project Manager. Since 2013 she has managed the University Defence Research Collaboration (UDRC); an academia led partnership between industry and defence. Funded by Dstl and EPSRC for the development of research in signal processing within the defence industry. Janet has promoted and developed the management of the communications strategy, technology transfer and reporting between academia, industry and defence. Janet’s project remit further comprises overall project coordination and includes managing the annual Sensor Signal Processing for Defence conference; organising UDRC themed meetings and implementing the annual UDRC Summer School for signal processing for defence. Other important accomplishments include an excellent record in technology transfer from the academic to application for the defence sector; development of effective working relationships and collaborations between industrial and academic partners; financial auditing and budget management and finally governs all non-technical aspects of the research programme.
Previously she managed a range of scientific projects within academia, industry and government and has an MSc in Marine Science from Heriot-Watt University (1997) and a BSc (hons) in Biological Sciences from the University of Plymouth (1992).
MSc in Marine Science from Heriot-Watt University (1997)
BSc (hons) in Biological Sciences from the University of Plymouth (1992)