Maritime Simulation Lab launch - Kevin Jones

Research England’s £5.7 million of funding is an important indicator that our University has been on a trajectory of increasing our research intensity and we intend to continue that success. As well as our well-established reputation in all things marine and maritime, Plymouth is expert in areas such as sustainability. And that extends into agriculture through initiatives like CRISPS where our teams are finding exciting new ways to feed the world’s growing population without wrecking the planet in the process. It’s truly inspiring work and we have so much more to offer.

Kevin JonesKevin Jones
Deputy Vice-Chancellor - Research and Innovation

A Chartered Scientist and Chartered Engineer whose specialist subject is computer science, Kevin first joined Plymouth as Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering nine years ago.
His tenure has seen rapid growth in the Faculty and the wider University, including the recent opening of the £63 million Babbage Building, which houses a wealth of state-of-the-art engineering and design teaching spaces, facilities and laboratories.
Professor Jones added:
"My own research around maritime cybersecurity has had global impact and my ambition in this role is to see more areas where our University excels recognised at that level. In addition to being research intensive and world-renowned in specialist areas, such as marine plastics and floating offshore wind, everyone has something to contribute to the University of Plymouth being seen increasingly both as a global player and as a fantastic place to work and study."
Professor Kevin Jones, Plymouth Pioneer