Our Research and Enterprise (R&E) department is split into five teams. You can find out more about our different teams, and who to contact in the pages below.

The team is led by Alicen Nickson, Director of Research and Enterprise.

Alicen Nickson joins Royal Holloway from Brunel University, where she was the Deputy Director for Research Support and Development. During her time at Brunel, Alicen supported the growth of the team to provide a professional, proactive and facilitative central support service, and led the development of strategies, policies and working practices to underpin the University’s trebling of research income, development of interdisciplinary research communities and growth of industry partnerships. Prior to Brunel, Alicen managed the set-up and operationalisation of an ESRC funded research centre at the University of Oxford and was previously European Officer at the University of Southampton. Alicen has an active national and international professional network through engagement with Global Challenge communities, as a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Research Administration, and Committee member of the UK National Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA).

Below you will find contact information for each team: 

Research Services

The Research services team will provide support:

  • Identifying and promoting new research funding opportunities
  • Costing, pricing research proposals and workflow approvals
  • Assisting with proposal development and funding strategies
  • Targeted support for major and large interdisciplinary proposals, College Enterprise Centres and Interdisciplinary Centres.
  • Advising on policy and financial matters relating to research grant applications
  • Managing institutional level peer review, demand management, and institutional led proposals
  • Managing PURE and producing management information on proposals and awards
  • Professional REF support
  • Global challenges strategy development and support
  • Research Support Fund (RSF)

 

Sue Starbuck

Head of Research Services

Hanna Barclay

Research Grant Manager

TBC

Research Services Officer (Providing support for applications funded by EU International)

Chris Daley

Research Development Manager   (Providing support to Arts, Social Sciences, Management, Economics and Law)

Judyta Golding

Research Services Officer (Providing support to Arts, Social Sciences, Management, Economics and Law)

Hilary Lynch

Global Challenges Manager

Kathryn Morley

Research Services Officer (Providing support to Sciences)

Emilia Siatrak

Research Information and Analysis Manager

TBC

Research Development Manager (Providing support to Sciences)

 

 

Business Development and Impact

The Business Development and Impact team will provide support:

  • Building partnerships with industry and non-academic stakeholders to support the development of new research collaborations and impact generation
  • Impact acceleration including support for commercialisation of research outcomes
  • Regional engagement in support of College engagement with the Industrial Strategy
  • Targeted support for College Enterprise Centres and Interdisciplinary Centres
  • Development of new enterprise activities including a new incubation centre and support for PhD student enterprise
  • Supporting activity to enhance future KEF performance.

Mark Pearson

Head of Business Development and Impact

Kristina Glushkova

Impact Manager

Peter Palasz

Business Development Manager

Olivia Swift

Impact Manager

David Wells

Business Development Manager

 

Intellectual Property and Contracts

The Intellectual Property and Contracts team will provide support:

  • Negotiating and agreeing research contracts and grants on behalf of the College
  • Research project risk management
  • Facilitating project set-up for major awards
  • Providing expert advice and support on intellectual property (IP) matters and management of the College’s patent portfolio, ensuring fair and reasonable terms and clean IP.
  • Managing the University consultancy scheme
  • Support for College research ethics

 

Dr Kamlesh Chauhan

Head Intellectual Property and Contracts

Gulbin Chaworth – Musters

Consultancy and Contracts Administrator

Dr Miranda Joyce

Contracts and IP Manager

Fay Kassibawi

Technology Transfer Manager

Jonathan Trapp

Contracts and IP Manager (Fixed Term)

Leisha Wickham

Grant Setup Manager

 

REF Support

The REF Support team will provide support:

  • Provide strategic advice and support to help secure the best possible performance for Royal Holloway.
  • Day-to-day organisation and direction for the planning, oversight and management of arrangements for REF 2021
  • Collection and preparation of narrative and data components. 
  • Systems and processes to manage and validate data.
  • Liaising with academic UoA REF leads on assessment and production of policy papers, briefings and reports.
  • To oversee specific projects arising from discussions at the University’s REF Steering group.
  • Co-ordination of the REF Operations Group

 

Katherine Poole

REF Programme Manager

Gemma Vart

REF Manager

Dominic Walker

REF Support Officer

 

Doctoral Training Partnerships

The Doctoral Training Partnerships team will provide support:

 

  • Management of the TECHNE AHRC Doctoral Training partnership.
  • Administration of the SeNSS ESRC DTP
  • Manage JeS records for UKRI funded studentships and provide data for the annual UKRI submission rate survey.
  • Administration of the Leverhulme Magna Carta studentships
  • Administration of College studentship funding.

 

Carol Hughes

Doctoral Training Partnership Administrator

Jane Gawthrope

Doctoral Training Partnership Manager

John Shepherd

IT Project Manager

Emma Ward

TECHNE Training Officer