Dr Peter Ereaut

BSc Hons (Manchester), MSc (Manchester), MBA (Warwick), PhD (Sheffield)

Dr Peter Ereaut

Dr Peter Ereaut
Head of Contracts and Programme Management

1 Cathedral Square, Bristol,
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Telephone Number (0117) 42 84023

Research and Enterprise Development


Peter is Head of Contracts and Head of Partnerships and Programmes within RED and, as examples, may be contacted:

- in the event of any significant issues relating to research contracts, over and above what can be handled by an individual Contracts Specialist

- in relation to 'strategic' research programmes and initiatives

- where relationships are looking to be developed with industrial/commercial organisations

- when tendering for funding from 'commercial' organisations


Peter has an MSc in Molecular Physics, a PhD in Fuel Technology and an MBA.  He is a Prince2 and MSP practitioner.  Following post-doctoral research, Peter spent his early career as Technical /General Manager of a small R&D consultancy, working for clients primarily in the defense and energy sectors.  He moved to UKAEA's Harwell Combustion Centre (via a Research Fellowship in Engineering at Cardiff University) where, as leader of an optical techniques group, he pursued research in single and two-phase flows, established a highly successful commercial R&D activity, developed a number of products, and coordinated numerous collaborative R&D and technology transfer activities.  With an MBA he moved into a business analytical role, then into business account management and programme management on behalf of the then Department for Trade and Industry.  In the privatised AEA Technology, Peter headed up numerous resource and business units providing project /programme management and consultancy for a variety of clients including industry, DTI, DfID, the EC, the World Bank, EBRD and the IEA across coal, power generation and renewable /sustainable energy sectors.  

Peter moved to the University of Bristol in 2002 as a Senior Project Manager in RED where he spent the first two years seconded to Engineering's BLADE project, seeking to grow collaborative and multidisciplinary research and to build increasingly strategic relationships with industry. He subsequently became Head of Project Management within RED and Faculty Team Lead for Engineering. Moving forward a few years, he is now Head of Partnerships and Programmes and also Head of Contracts.

Peter has worked across Europe and North America; also in Russia and India.  He has over 30 peer-reviewed publications, two of which have won 'best paper' awards.

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