Professor Tim Bedford is Associate Principal of the University, leading the Research and Innovation portfolio in the University Executive Team, working in close collaboration with the Principal and Deputy Associate Principals Professors Lowit, Kerr and McArthur.
Key responsibilities within his Associate Principal role are: representing the R&I interests of the
University in discussions with Government and other public bodies such as research and innovation funders; convening the University Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee and, with colleagues, developing the university strategy in research and innovation; providing leadership to cross-faculty initiatives such as the Technology and Innovation Centre and the University Strategic Themes; engaging with external university research partners in business and government; chairing the Taskforce on Innovation for CESAER, and being part of its Committee for Innovation and Impact.
Professor Bedford is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and a member of its Business Innovation Forum. In 2016 he was on the advisory board of the Reid Review of Scottish Innovation.