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Department of Engineering

Mr Philip Guildford


Philip Guildford

Chief Operating Officer

Telephone: +44 1223 3 32671


Personal website

Research interests

Philip is the Chief Operating Officer in the Department of Engineering. He leads his professional colleagues to deliver a service to support the Department's academic community ranging across finance, corporate relations, knowledge transfer, entrepreneurship, postdoc and visitor HR, technical services, communications, buildings and estates.


Philip graduated in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge (Jesus College). His career started in industrial R&D in the materials and aerospace sectors. He then progressed to R&D programme management in industrial energy efficiency and renewable energy. This led to him joining PA Consulting to work on technology strategy consulting and then Analysys where he became a Principal Consultant in the telecoms/media sector. In August 2003, Philip became the Department of Engineering's new Director of Research. A full CV is available at LinkedIn (url provided under personal website).