Dr Owen Jones
Prior to joining Lisk and Jones full time in 2012 Owen was responsible for Global Strategy at Suterra LLC, Oregon, USA and was based at AgriSense BCS Ltd (then a subsidiary of Suterra), a company which he helped establish in 1984 to develop and commercialise insect monitoring and control systems based on pheromones. AgriSense is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Pelsis Ltd [https://www.pelsis.com]. At AgriSense/Suterra, Owen was responsible for early-stage technical and scientific issues within the company. He liaised with external research and development partners as well as directing the company’s own longer term development activities. He was also the President of the International Biocontrol Manufacturers’ Association (IBMA) for two years until December 2012 and on the board of IBMA for 5 years prior to that.
Before joining AgriSense as its Technical Director and co-founder in 1984, he spent seven years at the Chemical Entomology Unit, Southampton University, as a Senior Research Entomologist. Owen’s academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Science Degree from Bangor University and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree from the University of Cambridge (Churchill College). Owen has been a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society of London since 1978, an Honorary Professor in the School of Biosciences, Cardiff University and an Honorary Fellow of Bangor University since 2007.
Owen has published widely in scientific journals and text books on Integrated Pest Management and is regularly invited to give talks on the subject or chair meetings on the technology. He is also very interested in the field of Technology Transfer between Academia and Industry and has served on steering committees of organisations and initiatives set up to facilitate the process.
Managing the process of research and technology commercialisation is one of Owen’s key strengths which is why he is engaged by several clients to manage such processes.
Dr Jennifer Lisk
Prior to the establishment of Lisk and Jones Consultants, Jenny has worked for The Chemical Entomology Unit, Southampton University as a research assistant, IBM UK as a systems engineer, in Ambiensis Ltd, a technology incubation company as a laboratory researcher and for Jenesys Associates Ltd as a research associate primarily concerned with projects in the life sciences sector. Jenny’s academic qualifications obtained at Southampton University include a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in pheromone communication in insects.
Jenny has a unique combination of research skills in the life sciences as well as knowledge of Information Technology. Jenny has over 25 years of experience of R & D, technology incubation and commercialisation. She has managed several projects involving research into novel technology, market research and surveys, route to market evaluations and data base management.