Research Services

The Research services team will provide support:

  • identifying and promoting new research funding opportunities
  • research capacity and culture building
  • leading institutional support for Research Integrity and Ethics development
  • assisting with research proposal development and funding strategies
  • targeted support for major, large interdisciplinary proposals and strategically important research grant proposals
  • managing institutional level peer review, demand management, and institutional led proposals
  • costing, pricing research proposals and workflow approvals
  • liaising with Research Finance to facilitate the research project administrative lifecycle from pre-award to post-award.
  • advising on policy and financial matters relating to research grant applications
  • managing PURE and producing management information on proposals and awards
  • global challenges strategy development and support
  • Research Support Fund (RSF)

Sue Starbuck

Head of Research Services

Dr Marcela Acuna Rivera

Research Development Manager (Providing support to Sciences)

Peter Argust

Global Challenges Strategy Fund Officer

Hanna Barclay

Research Grant Manager

Eliza Bailey

Research Services Officer (Providing support for applications funded by EU, International bodies and industry)

Dr Christopher Daley

Research Development Manager (Providing support to Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)

Judyta Golding

Research Services Officer (Providing support to Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)

Dr Hilary Lynch

Global Challenges Strategy Manager

Kathryn Morley

Research Services Officer (Providing support to Sciences)

Helga Neves

Research Information and Analysis Manager

Leisha Wickham

Research Integrity and Ethics Manager

General enquiries

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Research Contracts

The Research 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
  • pre-award management of the University consultancy scheme


Dr Miranda Joyce

Contracts and IP Manager

Amanda Pearson Contracts and IP Manager

Dr Sian Bailey

Contracts and IP Manager 

Paul Bulos 

Contracts and IP Manager

General Enquires

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Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise (KEE)

The Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise team will:

      • Support the Schools and development of the industry engagement for the Colleges four Catalyst Research and Knowledge Exchange Hubs
      • Create an eco-system for commercial activities by supporting academic capacity to engage with industry – to generate income opportunities – building on our global reputation for research and commercialisation
      • Work with Academic colleagues to identify partners who can take the lead on commercialising our research outputs (IP) through industry licencing
      • Work with academic colleagues and existing industry partners to identify, stimulate and establish new collaborative research opportunities
      • Develop commercial opportunities for technical services and facilities – SuperFab, Earth Science, Biological Science
      • Support the College consultancy processes



Mark Pearson

Head of Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise

Gulbin Chaworth – Musters

Consultancy and Contracts Administrator

Kristina Glushkova

Knowledge Exchange Manager – StoryFutures and Social Innovation

Fay Kassibawi 

Knowledge Exchange Manager – Technology Transfer

Dr Peter Palasz 

Knowledge Exchange Manager – Physical Technologies

General enquiries

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REF Operations

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 (on maternity leave)

REF Programme Manager

John Shepherd (maternity cover)

REF Programme Manager

Charlotte Thackeray

REF Support Officer

General enquiries

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