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Dr Jennifer King

ITN Project Manager

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ITN Project Manager in the Department of Geography239+44 (0) 191 33 43932


I am the Project Manager for the i-CONN Innovative Training Network in the Geography Department. 

In the past fifteen years, my career portfolio has focused on project management, scientific research, business management of university spin-out companies and educational/outreach activities. I was the SME Engagement Manager for the ERDF funded COAST Project (Collaborative Outreach to SMEs in Applied Surface Engineering Technologies) in the Chemistry Department 2018 - 2020. Prior to that I was the Programme Manager for the Notedev Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) in the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences. I have also been involved in the administration of several Durham University spin-outs, most notably as the business manager for Durham Magneto Optics Ltd. I was the coordinator for the Institute of Physics’ ‘Group Industrial Projects Scheme’, which aimed to support the development and roll-out of team-based, client-led undergraduate research projects in physics departments across the country. My previous research has been in magnetic materials for technological applications, with several post-doctoral research positions in the Physics Department.

After an interdisciplinary first degree, I obtained a PhD in physical sciences (geophysics) from the University of Liverpool in 1990, which involved a variety of magnetic measurements and magnetometry of magnetic fine particle samples obtained during fieldwork in central China. I then worked in science administration at the Research Councils and in university administration, before taking a career break. 

I am part of the Planetarium Team and have given planetarium shows to more than 1000 people. I have also been involved in other outreach activites including organising and contributing to several exhibits at Celebrate Science

I am a Tutor at St Chad's College and am a member of the Board of Governors.