John Barker (Head of Research and Development at Simply Do Ideas)

John Barker

Head of Research and Development at Simply Do Ideas

Working previously in public sector, third sector, and health education in a variety of roles. John has most recently managed research and knowledge exchange across the University Enterprise Zone at UWE Bristol. At Simply Do Ideas, John manages a portfolio of research and innovation projects with clients including Rolls-Royce and the NHS.

He is a published author in the domains of innovation, social mobility and widening access to Higher Education and is completing a PhD in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Joseph Murphy (Senior Business Manager at Simply Do Ideas)

Joseph Murphy

Senior Business Manager at Simply Do Ideas

Joseph has delivered growth in Scale-up, SME and Corporate environments through process, product and service improvement.

Following an early career as a senior member of staff at a preparatory military college, Joseph has also held roles in marketing in higher education with a particular emphasis on Widening Participation.

At Simply Do Ideas, Joseph provides senior level support across a the business, whilst he is also Deputy Chief Commissioner for Strategy at Scouts Cymru and Founder of TEDxNeathPortTalbot.