Dr Siobhán Jordan is the Director of Interface Scotland and veski resident for 2015.
Director of Interface Scotland
Dr Siobhán Jordan established Interface – the knowledge connection for business in 2005, as a matchmaker between businesses and academia to enable research and development, entrepreneurship and innovation. Over the past decade, Interface has stimulated demand for academic expertise from hundreds of businesses from all industry sectors in Scotland including Life Sciences, Food and Drink, Chemical Sciences, Energy, Creative Industries and Tourism, to produce impressive results in commercialisation, product development, profits, productivity and employment. Academics from all disciplines have responded to the company- led opportunities leading to new research programmes, income generation and enhanced employability for graduates.
Jordan holds degrees in Biotechnology and Process Engineering from Dublin City University and a PhD in Human Genetics from Trinity College, Dublin. Previous posts include senior researcher at the Medical Research Council, Human Genetics Unit and Applications Manager for the Proof of Concept Programme, Scottish Enterprise.