Dr Stephanie Merry
Dr Stephanie Merry worked for 12 years as the Sector Advisor in marine renewables for the Renewable Energy Association (REA) in London. She is Director of Focus Offshore, a technical consultancy specialising in marine renewable energy. Prior to setting up her company, she worked as Principal Engineer in the Submarine Hydrodynamics Group at QinetiQ (formerly the Defence and Evaluation Research Agency), Haslar. From 1990 to 1996 she was employed as a lecturer in Marine Technology at the University of Southampton, where her role was to integrate students and staff from the Engineering Faculty into the world-renowned National Oceanographic Centre. She is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and an MSc in Oceanography, both from Southampton University.