Pamela ForsterImpact Development Manager, PhD student
My research explores the impact of large social changes on local dialect and speech. I am drawing on archival and contemporary to study, promote, and curate the rich intangible heritage of Lancaster.
This part-time collaborative doctoral award is supported by the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP) and is being carried out in partnership with Lancashire Archives.
In addition to my part-time PhD, I am the Impact Development Manager for the Faculty of Science and Technology. I am working with three departments (Engineering, Physics, and LEC) to prepare for the REF2029 submission. I previously also worked with these three departments to prepare and finalise their impact case studies for REF2021.
My other roles have included project managing three large research grants: TAS-S (EPSRC) and PROMIS and IDEAS (both H2020), supporting the delivery of teaching modules as Part I co-ordinator for Physics, managing the welfare support available to students as Senior Advisor for Cartmel College, supporting the University's senior management team as PA to the former Pro-VC (Research) and Pro-VC (International), and working alongside SMEs and national organisations in executive education.