Dr John. R. Moodie has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. His area of specialization is European research and innovation policy and decision-making. His research is focused on the historical evolution of the European Framework Programme and the role of expert stakeholders in the design and implementation of EU research and innovation policy. He also has over 5 years of consultancy experience, spent helping industries, businesses and higher education bodies to gain access to European research and structural funds.