Research Development

The Research Development Team are here to support you in developing funding applications to support your research. We lead research-related projects through the RaISE project development process.

We can help you:

  • Identify funding opportunities to support your research
  • Develop research grant funding proposals

Dr Rachel Blundred

Acting Head of Research Development
Claus Moser Building
01782 734339

Mike Hession

Research Development Manager
Claus Moser Building
01782 734580

Sheena Bateman

Research Development Officer
Claus Moser Building
01782 734495

Partnership Development

The Partnership Development Team supports you in locating strategic partners for their activities and works to develop and deliver high-impact growth projects. We lead partnership and business engagement projects through the RaISE project development process.

We can help you:

  • Identify opportunities for commercial and other strategic partnerships and providing relationship management support
  • Develop business collaborations for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)
  • Manage the Intellectual Property arising from your research and identify commercial partners

Ann Pittard

Head of Partnership Development (Humanities and Social Sciences)
Room 8.11, Innovation Centre 2
01782 734498

Project Assurance

The Project Assurance Team supports you in putting in place contracts and meeting regulatory requirements, to enable projects to be developed and delivered within a risk-managed framework.

We work with the Research Development and Partnership Development Team to review, draft, negotiate and approve contracts on behalf of the University, as well as co-ordinating external legal support where it is needed for more complex projects.

We also work with the Faculty Business Managers to put contracts in place for around teaching and learning activities with external partners.

Kerry Berrisford

Project Assurance Manager
Claus Moser Building
01782 733726

Research Funding & Systems

The Research Funding & Systems Team works with the Research Development and Partnership Development Teams to produce costings for a variety of different project proposals and ensure that the University maximises cost recovery.

Paula Marsh

Research Funding Coordinator
Claus Moser Building
01782 733441

Shirley Courthold

Research Funding Assistant
Claus Moser Building
01782 733175

Amy McAloon

Research Funding Administrator
Claus Moser Building
01782 732979

Research Operations

The Research Operations Team maintain oversight of the University’s research infrastructure which underpins the transactional activity supported by the other Teams. The Team supports the University’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) submission and Open Access activities, as well as generating management information for the University on research and innovation activities and supporting Faculty and University Research Committees.

Louise Cunningham

Research Operations Officer
Claus Moser Building
01782 733200