Scott Rutherford

Director of Research and Enterprise

Queen's University Belfast

Scott Rutherford joined Queen’s University Belfast as Director of Research and Enterprise in November 2010. He provides strategic oversight and leadership for the research development and knowledge exchange activities of the university. Previously, Scott managed academic research activities at Imperial College London and oversaw a number of high-profile projects to implement research systems to support the research lifecycle, from research development to publication and commercialization. In a post at the Higher Education Funding Council for England, he played a key role in developing the Research Excellence Framework programme. Scott holds an undergraduate degree in English and Geography from the University of Keele and an MBA from Imperial College London.