Chris Watkins

Project Management Team Leader
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  • +44 (0) 1603 450 076 



I lead the Project Management Team within the Technical Genomics Group which is primarily responsible for capturing new projects into the high-throughput NGS pipeline including customer prospecting and nurturing, project strategising and pricing, as well as ensuring efficient project delivery. I am a PRINCE2 accredited Project Manager and sit on the EI Quality Assurance (QA) team which works towards maintaining EI's ISO9001 QA accreditation status. 

Before joining EI, I completed my PhD in Speech Recognition and Language Modelling at UEA in 2010, before joining the Centre for Visual Computing at the University of Bradford to help grow its research and commercial activity through project management, interactions with local industry, and grant writing.

This led to two successful JISC funded projects worth £850k to digitise human skeletal remains using 3D laser scanning technology in collaboration with the Archaeological Department.