Knowledge Exchange and Impact

Marc Eatough
Head of Regional Development and Engagement


  • Development & oversight of University initiatives and strategies that contribute to regional economic development
  • Building relationships with regional civic partners including Mayoral Combined Authorities, LEPs, Councils, Yorkshire Universities & HMG departments
  • Work with academics and professional services staff across the University to help ensure the University is well-positioned to access regionally-focused funds for R&I & KE

Elizabeth Garcha
Head of Research Quality and Impact

Tel: 0113 343 3135

  • Strategic development of resources and mechanisms to support and evidence impact
  • Working with the Dean of Research Quality, Dr Amanda Bretman, on quality across the research portfolio
  • Overseeing the systems, governance and processes for the University’s REF return

Claire Bridge
Research Quality and Impact Support Officer

Tel: 0113 343 0916

  • Co-ordination of the University Researchfish submission
  • Co-ordination of University research evaluation processes

Jane Wilcox
Knowledge Exchange Programme Manager

Tel: 0113 343 9641

  • Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) and Concordat (KEC)
  • Reporting to Research England around knowledge exchange and innovation
  • Accessing knowledge exchange funding schemes

Stephen Collins
Knowledge Exchange Coordinator

Tel: 0113 343 2061

Dr Alexa Ruppertsberg
Head of Public Engagement with Research

Tel: 0113 343 9503

  • Provide both effective leadership and management of the Public Engagement team
  • Embed a culture of engagement, collaborative learning and experimentation
  • Lead the development of university-wide programmes for staff and students to foster transformative public engagement with Leeds research and teaching

Andy Guy
Digital Creative Officer, Public Engagement with Research


  • Developing opportunities for researchers to explore their work through creative means.
  • Providing creative asset production services across print and digital (animation and video) content for researchers.
  • Providing creative coaching opportunities to researchers.

Juliet Jopson
Policy Officer, Policy Leeds

Tel: 0113 343 9787

  • Advice and support for policy engagement
  • Accessing funding for policy engagement and support for policy facing communications
  • Professional development for policy engagement

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