Dr Fay Davies

Dr Fay Davies

Specialist Advisor

Research Gateway (Advisory) (Research & Innovation)


We work closely with academic colleagues to support them in undertaking commercial consultancy and contract research through the University’s trading company UoPEL (University of Plymouth Enterprise Limited).

We provide advice and support in the following areas:

o   Resource management and project costing through UoPEL

o   Contract negotiation, setup and revision

  • Support with Invitations To Tender
  • Advice on contracts, purchase orders and quotes

o   Pricing advice and negotiations with the client where appropriate

o   Advice on project budgets

o   Engaging project staff

  • Sub-contracting
  • Temporary employment
  • Payments

o   Travel booking/purchase orders/equipment hire

o   Invoicing

o   Bad debt management

o   Risk management advice


Prior to this role, I spent six years as Director of Manchester Geomatics Ltd (MGL), a  University of Manchester Geography department spin-out SME where (amongst other things) I was responsible for strategic business development, project management, geospatial consultancy & data analysis.

Previous roles have also included Consultant/Data Analst (MGL); Software Product Manager in Mapping and GIS (Trimble Navigation); Aerial Surveyor & Data processor (Environment Agency); Teaching Fellow (University of Otago, NZ) and Postdoctoral Research Fellow (University of Newcastle upon Tyne).

PhD from the Department of Geography, University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1996)
BSc (hons) in Geography, University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1992)