UK Research Development – Contacts

Faye Robinson
Head of Research Development

Email: f.k.robinson@leeds.ac.uk
Tel: 0113 343 0011

  • Responsible for leading the UK Research Development Team
  • Responsible for helping to shape the University’s strategies for research development, including strategic interactions with key UK funders, and identifying and responding to opportunities where the University’s research strengths and capabilities align with external funding.
  • Responsible for proactively supporting the development of high value/strategically important research proposals
  • Responsible for leading the University’s relationship with UKRI

Helen Pickard
Research Development Manager (Economic and Social Sciences, Natural Environment)

Email: h.r.r.pickard@leeds.ac.uk
Tel: 0113 343 7331

  • Funder intelligence for UK public funders in the Economic and Social Sciences and Natural Environment.
  • Fellowships support programmes
  • Individual hands-on and project management support for large or complex proposals
  • Research strategy, planning and development

Bharat Pokhrel
Research Development Manager (Engineering and Physical Sciences)

Email: B.Pokhrel@leeds.ac.uk

  • Funder intelligence for UK public funders in the Engineering and Physical Sciences
  • A key point of contact for UK public funding bodies primarily in the Engineering and Physical Sciences
  • Managing and leading the coordination of support for fellowship programmes
  • Individual hands-on and project management support for large or complex proposals
  • Research strategy, planning and development

Bethny Morrissey
Research Development Manager (Health and Life Sciences)

Email: b.morrissey@leeds.ac.uk
Tel: 0113 343 1946

  • Primary University contact for queries relating to, and supporting proposals targeted to, the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Wellcome Trust (WT)
  • Funder intelligence for the MRC and WT
  • Research strategy, planning and development across the MRC and WT space
  • Individual hands-on and project management support for large or complex proposals across the Health and Life Sciences

Emma Bowen
Research and Innovation Development Manager (Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute)

Email: E.J.Bowen@leeds.ac.uk
Tel: 0113 343 4663

  • Working with Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute to support development of externally-funded research in the Arts and Humanities, championing the value of Arts and Humanities perspectives in broader, challenge-led research programmes
  • Responsible for funder intelligence on UK Arts and Humanities Research Council
  • Working with Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures on strategic research plans and promoting positive research environment

David MacDougall
Research and Innovation Development Manager (Faculty of Biological Sciences)

Email: d.a.macdougall@leeds.ac.uk
Tel: 0113 343 1576

  • Primary internal contact for queries relating to (and supporting proposals targeted to) the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
  • Early Career Researcher (ECR) Fellowship bid support in FBS
  • Individual hands-on and project management support for large or complex proposals in FBS
  • Research strategy, planning and development within FBS and across the BBSRC space

Emma Tolson
Research and Innovation Development Manager (Faculty of Medicine and Health)

Email: e.j.tolson@leeds.ac.uk

  • Primary University contact for queries relating to (and supporting proposals targeted to) the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR)
  • Funder Intelligence for the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR)
  • Fellowship support for those within the Faculty of Medicine and Health, with a focus on NIHR Fellowship applications.
  • Research Development and individual hands-on project management support for large, strategic research proposals in FMH
  • Research strategy, planning and development within FMH and across the NIHR space

Daniel A Paterson
Research and Innovation Development Officer (The Bragg Centre for Materials Research)

Email: d.a.paterson@leeds.ac.uk
Tel: 0113 343 0930

  • Development of research and innovation opportunities within the Bragg Centre for Materials Research
  • Leading on business engagement activities for research within the Materials Science space
  • Supporting early stage commercialisation of research and tech transfer opportunities
  • Principal contact with the Henry Royce Institute and a member of the Royce Scientific Advisory Board

Poppy Leeder
Research Development and Infrastructure Support Officer

Email: P.Leeder@leeds.ac.uk
Tel: 0113 343 8739

  • Coordination of peer review processes for ESRC, NERC
  • Administration of institutionally managed funding applications (AHRC, ESRC, NERC, Royal Society, UKRI, Wellcome)
  • Organisation and feedback for mock interviews
  • Key contact for non-capital match funding applications

Andrew Meggs
Research Development  and Infrastructure Support Officer

Email: A.W.S.Meggs@leeds.ac.uk
Tel: 0113 343 2571

  • Administration of institutionally managed funding applications (BBSRC, EPSRC, MRC, UKRI)
  • Organisation and feedback for mock interviews
  • Key contact for equipment and infrastructure and capital funding applications
  • Key contact for RIS blog

Victoria Turner
Research Development Coordinator

Email: v.l.turner@leeds.ac.uk
Tel: 0113 343 4091

  • Identification of research funding opportunities
  • Administration and training in Research Professional
  • Organisation of strategic research funder visits

 

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