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Michelle Spillar

Head of Corporate Partnerships/Co-Head of Data, Tech, Health Sector

+44 (0) 1392 72

Innovation Centre, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RN, UK

Michelle is the Innovation, Impact & Business (IIB) Co-Head of the Data, Tech & Health Sector Team & Head of Corporate Partnerships, leading the corporate engagment strategy at Exeter and leading a team working on corporate engagement with research, education and impact across health and physical sciences.

Michelle joined the University in 2015 after a long career at the Met Office, moving from Meterologist to responsibility for the London 2012 Olympics contract.  She then moved on to Head up the Utilities and then the Renewables Business Teams, delivering products, services and science to UK and European Utilities and Renewables companies.


  • Responsible for Strategic Corporate Partnerships and the corporate relationships team
  • Responsible for co-leading the Data, Tech & Health sector team, including industrial and government income, industry partners and impact case study support.
  • Main IIB point of contact into the College of Medicine and Health.

Nationality: British


  • BSc Sport Science + Geography
  • MSc Meteorology