Member of the Innovation and Emerging Technologies Policy Panel
Jeremy Watson CBE is Managing Director, Capital, Science and Policy at Willis and Professor of Engineering Systems at University College London. Jeremy was previously Arup’s Global Research Director, and until November 2012, Chief Scientific Advisor for the Department of Communities & Local Government (DCLG). Jeremy’s part time staff role as Professor of Engineering Systems at UCL includes service as a Vice-Dean of Engineering Sciences. An engineer by training and practice, Jeremy has held research and technical direction roles in industry and universities, plus voluntary service with BIS, research councils and HEFCE. His specialities include the creation of strategic research agendas, emerging technology identification, R&D and deployment, and innovation processes. Jeremy’s current research interests include the digital built environment, control for energy efficiency and low carbon buildings. He has a developing engagement in cross-domain research, including how design, regulation and technology can influence the behaviour of individuals and organisations.
Jeremy is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Chartered Engineer. He is a Fellow of the IET and ICE, and a trustee and vice-president of the former. Jeremy is a member of EPSRC Council, a past board member of the Technology Strategy Board and a trustee of the Institute for Sustainability. Jeremy was awarded a CBE in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to engineering.
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