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

Interim Director / Head of Research Services 

Strategic Grants Team:


Dr Christopher Daley

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

Dr Marcela Acuna Rivera

Research Development Manager (Providing support to Sciences)

Dr Hilary Lynch

Research Development Manager - Targeted Initiatives 

Hanna Barclay

Research Grants Manager - EU / International

Eliza Bailey Research Services Officer - International research grant applications

Kathryn Morley

Research Services Officer (Providing support to Sciences)

Judyta Golding

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

Integrity and Compliance Team:


Katherine Poole

Research Policy and Excellence Manager &

Interim Policy and Compliance Lead

Peter Argust

Compliance and Risk Manager

Helga Neves

Research Information and Analysis Manager

Leisha Wickham

John Francis

(Maternity leave)

Research Ethics Officer (maternity cover)

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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