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Dr Shaun Holmes

Policy Lead - UK Africa KTN

Profile overview

Dr Shaun Holmes is part of the International and Development team, focussing on projects that bring together UK and African stakeholders to support development through innovation. He has a background in the development of international research and innovation projects, including the British Council’s global science portfolio. Shaun was a science adviser at the British Council, and played a leading role in the organisation’s contribution to the Newton Fund. Earlier in his career he has been a researcher in high temperature alloys, completing a PhD in Nickel alloys at Cambridge University before working as a nickel specialist at Rolls-Royce. Shaun also had first hand experience of the impact science and innovation can have in a development setting, gained whilst volunteering in the Spiti Valley in the Indian Himalayas.

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