Meet The EnTRESS Team

Dr Paul Hampton - Project Director

Paul is a Project Director for the BECCI and EnTRESS ERDF Research projects and Head of Built Environment within the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Wolverhampton.  A Charted Surveyor and the past Chair of the West Midlands branch of the Royal Institution of Charted Surveyors (RICS), Paul also sits on the RICS national flood forum and is part of the regional chairs forum.  Paul has been the Project Manager on numerous European projects and is a STEM ambassador and supporter of various initiatives to promote the Built Environment to a wider audience.

Matt Mellors - Project Manager

Matt graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in Politics in 1997.  Prior to joining the University in July 2002, Matt held a number of positions in the building technologies sector across his native North West of England.  Matt joined the University as part of the team that established the West Midlands Centre for Construction Excellence (WMCCE), a regional EU funded project based in Central Birmingham and then moved to the University's Business Development and Enterprise department to support other EU funded projects in their delivery phase.  During this time Matt completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Construction Project Management.

Following a change of direction in 2009 which included working for Shropshire Council as a development officer for school capital projects and then a two year 'experience' as a primary school teacher, Matt returned to the University in 2012.  Establishing the Project Management and Governance Team, as the Post Award Manager Matt along with his team provided monitoring and compliance support for a variety of projects across the University.  In August 2017 Matt became EnTRESS Project Manager, with responsibility for delivering the project with the support of the EnTRESS team.

Andrew Barnett - Knowledge Transfer Manager

Andrew started his career as an apprentice metallurgist at a Midland Steelworks, undertaking chemical analysis, destructive/non-destructive testing of steels, before joining Walsall Technical College as a Maintenance Engineer and winning a prestigious City and Guilds Silver Medal.  After lecturing in Maintenance Systems, Fluid Power, Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing for a number of years before becoming Head of Engineering at College.  Subsequently he left college to join the University's Center of Engineering Excellence based at the Science Park as a Senior Manufacturing Associate.  Working on the University's WMTN project for five years Andrew provided companies across the West Midlands with technical expertise in the areas of Innovation, Product/Process design and development, CAD/CAM design, rapid prototyping and training.  As well as commercial delivery of design and manufacturing services such as CAD/FEA analysis, fault diagnosis, physical material testing and rapid prototyping.

Normally working with Senior Managers to implement strategic technical improvements, design and process innovation he returned to industry to work for a multinational plastic molding company on process improvement, manufacturing cell automation and design of automation swarf extraction systems before moving on to a commercial vehicle body builder as a Design and Process Engineer.  Now having re-joined the University, Andrew brings a wealth of design manufacturing, process improvement and production expertise to the EnTRESS project.  Helping companies raise their resource and process efficiencies and the adoption of environmental technologies.

Andrew Stott - Knowledge Transfer Manager

Andrew graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BSc in Geology.  Since graduating, and prior to joining the EnTRESS team, Andrew worked at the Black Country Consortium LTD.  During his time at the Consortium he helped co-ordinate several strategic projects for the Black Country LEP including the Brownfield Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC), Black Country Garden City and Black Country UNESCO Global Geopark project.

As the current Chair of the Midland Geotechnical Society and Fellow of The Geological Society Andrew brings to EnTRESS the environmental and geoscience expertise, with an economic development background through working with key stakeholders across the private, public and academic sectors.

Sue Swansborough - Project Administrator

Sue has worked at the University of Wolverhampton in the Business Solutions Office in various roles and also the Project Support Office as an administrator and a Programme Monitoring Officer.

Sue now provides administrative support for the EnTRESS team, using her knowledge as a PMO to help ensure the project is run in line with the ERDF rules.


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