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Dr Ruth Cherrington

Dr Ruth Cherrington

Impact and Partnership Development Manager – Circular Economy and Earth Resources

+44 (0) 1326 255029

Tremough Innovation Centre, University of Exeter, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9TA


Ruth supports impact development, research and innovation collaborations involving external partners, broader partnership development and income generation across the University.

Ruth’s activity focuses on: creating ongoing strategic relationships between external organisations and specific academics and colleges. She supports academics with commercially funded research through mechanisms like contract research, consultancy and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships. She also drives the impact of innovative research beyond academia.


Ruth Joined the University in February 2017 from Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG). In her previous role she was responsible for several industry funded research projects which focused on the environmental, social and financial implications of the materials and manufacturing processes within sectors such as automotive, energy and aerospace.

In 2010, Ruth graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Renewable Energy and is Associate of the Camborne School of Mines (ACSM) from the University of Exeter. She was later awarded the degree of Doctor in Philosophy in Engineering and postgraduate award in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from the University of Warwick.