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Department of Engineering

Mr Philip Guildford


Philip Guildford

Director of Strategy and Operations

Telephone: +44 1223 3 32671


Personal website

Research interests

Philip is the Director of Strategy and Operations in the Department of Engineering. He guides and supports the development and expression of research strategies (e.g. the Department's Move West), coaches and supports academics in pursuit of major funding opportunities (corporate, government and philanthropic), and leads his colleagues to deliver a professional service for supporting the Department's academic community ranging across finance, corporate relations, knowledge transfer, entrepreneurship, postdoc and visitor HR, technical services (design and workshops), communications, buildings and estates, and REF.

Other positions

Deputy Head of Department for Strategy and Operations.
Cambridge Enterprise Champion.


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).