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

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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