Catapults

Anna Southall

Academic Engagement Manager
+44 (0) 1670 357670 anna.southall@ore.catapult.org.uk

Anna is an Academic Engagement Manager in the Applied Research Team. She is responsible for managing the university research collaborations including ORE Catapult’s Research Hubs programme. We aim to deliver research programmes that address key industrial challenges.

Anna is a Chartered Engineer who has been working in the Energy industry since 2008. Previous experience includes working as a Turbine Engineer delivering mechanical and performance support for a fleet of thermal power stations, as an research engineer undertaking aerodynamic and thermodynamic analysis, and most recently performance testing wave and tidal energy converters at the European Marine Energy Centre. This involved developing bespoke test programmes for international clients with novel machines and contributing as a UK expert in IEC standards committees for the marine energy sector. Throughout her roles Anna has focused on quantifying and articulating how technology can make power generation more efficient and sustainable.

Anna has two master’s degrees, an MEng in Aerospace and Aerothermal Engineering from University of Cambridge, and an MSc in Sustainable Energy Systems from the University of Edinburgh. Anna joined ORE Catapult in January 2020 and is strengthening the critical link between industry and academia to maximise the outcomes from UK research. These collaborations drive innovation and focus research talent in critical areas.