Dr Tim Slingsby
Tim is Director of Skills and Education at Lloyd’s Register Foundation, an independent global charity that supports research, innovation, and education to make the world a safer place.
He is part of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation executive leadership team, providing expertise, strategic and operational leadership and taking responsibility for all skills, education and learning-related grants. In addition, he is lead director for the Foundation’s work in Safety of Food, Public Understanding of Risk and is responsible for building a diverse portfolio of international programmes and activities all aimed at the Foundation’s mission to protect the safety of life and property, and to advance engineering-related education and research.
Tim previously worked at the British Council, the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. His role required in-depth knowledge of the UK’s science landscape, from formal and informal STEM and skills education to science communication, public engagement and world-leading research. Of equal importance was a strategic understanding of how this knowledge can be applied in different cultures and contexts to not only engage different audiences but also provide mutual benefit to stakeholders in many international settings.
Tim is very proud of the incredible diversity of work that the Lloyd’s Register Foundation funds towards engineering a safer world. In this space, the Safe Seaweed Coalition is a hugely exciting and unique opportunity to take proactive steps that ensure the growing, global seaweed industry is scaled up safely to produce a sustainable and safe source of food.