Len Kelleher


Research Associate, University Commercialisation and Innovation Policy Evidence Unit, University of Cambridge, UK

Len works at the the University Commercialisation and Innovation Policy Evidence Unit, which aims to support governments and university leaders in delivering a step change in the contributions universities make to innovation and economic prosperity – nationally and locally – through their commercialisation and other innovation-focused activities and partnerships.

It seeks to improve the evidence base and tools available to key decision makers, drawing on the latest advances and insights from both academic research and policy practice, as well as lessons learned from experiences in the UK and internationally.

In this role, Len has worked with a number of government departments and public funding agencies, including UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on topics including a review of knowledge exchange funding instruments in England, and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on UK university knowledge exchange.

Interests in
University knowledge transfer/exchange metrics and funding mechanisms; Impacts of Covid pandemic on university knowledge exchange; University knowledge exchange for sustainability transformations

Open to contact in relation to 
Peer learning / Mentoring / Work or consultancy / Research collaboration / Sharing experience and expertise