Dr Odette Dewhurst

Senior Research Development Manager


I'm a Senior Research Development Managers and joined Lancaster in December 2015 from the University of Leeds, where I'd worked for 16 years.

My research background is in cancer cell biology, although for the past 10 years, I've worked with academics across a range of disciplines; initially working in the area of researcher development and later in the area of research funding development.

I have extensive experience of working with academics and clinical academics during the development of research funding applications to UK Research Councils and charities.

My focus here at Lancaster is working to help the University increase its research income by working with individuals and teams during the development of large, collaborative and/or strategically key applications, predominantly across the health, medicine and life science areas. The main funders I focus on include MRC, BBSRC, NIHR and the larger medical charities, particularly the Wellcome Trust and Cancer Research UK, but I also have expertise in preparing applications to other funders including AHRC, EPSRC and ESRC.

I am also an MBTI Step 1 Practitioner and am an accredited ILM5 coach.