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Staff list by role

The University of York has over 1000 academic staff. To enable easy access to this knowledge Research and Business Development Managers are available to asseess your needs and to find the appropriate expertise. 

Research Development Managers (RDMs) work with external organisations and academic departments to enable the development of new ideas and knowledge creation by applying for research funding. 

Business Development Managers (BDMs) represent the first port of call for an organisation seeking engagement with the University on a commercial basis. BDMs can enable access to licensing opportunities for IP, fee for service provision and transfer of technology out of the University. 

Research Development

Major funders: Research Councils UK, Wellcome Trust, Gates Foundation, European Union


  • Jason Blenkinson, Research Development Manager, IT & Communications - 01904 567967 
  • Dr Rachel Curwen, Research Development Manager, Sciences - 01904 435124
  • Jess Hendon, Research Development Manager - 01904 567952
  • Philip Morris, Research Development Manager, Arts & Humanities - 01904 328093

Business Development

Licensing and commercial developments, technical services and consultancy.

Types of funding: Innovate UK, Research Council UK follow-on funds (for translational research), Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs), Yorkshire Innovation Fund, private or corporate investment

Principal Contact

  • Emma Brown, Business Development Manager - 01904 435180

Other contacts