Research Development

In late 2015, a new team was established within the Research and Enterprise Service. The team comprises four Senior Research Development Managers who work at a strategic level to increase the University's research income and help to implement its research strategy.

The four Senior Research Development Managers (SRDMs) work with our research community across all aspects of research, ranging from providing bespoke advice on the processes of applying for external funding, to organising mock interviews, working directly on the development of a research application and also helping the University to maximise its engagement with external organisations at regional, national and international levels. 

We work to support the University’s aim to increase market share of research and innovation income through a strategic package of tailored support for large-scale, strategic funding applications, bringing together staff across disciplines. We also have specific expertise in European and other international funding schemes.

Unlike colleagues in the Research Support Office, we are funder and discipline facing, rather than Faculty-facing. 

This page is currently under development, so please bear with us during this construction phase. If you have any questions about research development in the meantime, please don't hesitate to contact us:

Dr Odette Dewhurst: Life Sciences, Medicine and Health

Dr Hannah Maytum: Engineering, Natural and Physical Sciences

Constanze Vageler: Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Dr Mandy Dillon: International and European Funding

We also have a blog and you can follow us on twitter.

Examples of the type of work we do are highlighted below (more will follow soon...)