Dr Dorian Hayes

Knowledge Exchange Manager
Research and Enterprise Office
Dr Dorian Hayes


Ask me about
  • Knowledge exchange - consultancy, contract research, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, and collaboration with external organisations
  • Engaging with business, public sector and not-for-profit organisations
  • Internal and external funding to support the commercialisation of your research and expertise
  • Accessing Essex academic expertise, knowledge and funding mechanisms to support research, innovation, and development in your organisation


I am a highly committed knowledge exchange practitioner with extensive experience of research and innovation development in Higher Education, and a career history which encompasses doctoral research, research support, business development, and arts management. My role at Essex involves facilitating engagement between the Universitys research base across the social sciences (including Departments of Government, Economics, Sociology, Language and Linguistics, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, and ISER), and organisations in the public, private, and third sectors. Prior to joining Essex in 2015, I held the role of Partnerships Manager within the King's Cultural Institute at Kings College London, and before that I was a Curator in the Americas Collections at the British Library.


  • PhD in American Studies University of East Anglia (2002)

  • MA Hons in Contemporary Literature University of York (1997)

  • BA Hons in English and Related Literature University of York (1996)

+44 (0) 1206 874976


5.404, Colchester Campus

Working pattern:

9.00am-5.00pm, Monday-Friday