Barbara Ghinelli

Dr Barbara Ghinelli

Barbara is responsible for the development of the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus at UKRI-STFC. She has worked alongside the Joint Venture partners to establish Harwell as an exemplar public-private partnership model that has driven economic growth, fostered national and international collaborations, attracted inward investment and advanced the frontiers of science.

She has developed the cluster model at the STFC Harwell and Daresbury Science & Innovation Campuses and oversees their development. She has established a high profile for the Space, HealthTec and EnergyTec Clusters and is leading the development of a new Digital cluster.

Barbara joined STFC in 2010 as Executive Director of Business Development. Successes included the creation of International Space Innovation Centre (now Satellite Application Catapult) at Harwell and of the High Performance Computing Centre (Hartree) at Daresbury.

She joined STFC from EADS Astrium (now Airbus DS), where she managed Business Development across Europe for the €3.2 billion joint ESA / EU Earth Observation Programme for Global Monitoring of Environment and Security (now Copernicus) and secured a number of large contracts. She graduated in Electronic Engineering at the University of York, completed her PhD in Artificial Intelligence and Space Radar Imaging at the University of Sheffield and holds a Certificate in Management from the Open University.