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Vanda Castle
Departmental Research and Operations Manager



Vanda has a central role within CRD, providing full administrative support across the department, including:

  • PA to the Director and support to the Departmental Management Team (DMT)
  • Overall management of the department's central administrative team
  • HR Administration - supporting the Director and CRD staff by being the initial administrative point of contact for HR enquiries, liaising with HR Services, recruitment and induction of new staff, maintenance of staff records, arrangements for visiting research fellows and administrative management of the performance review process
  • Finance management - overseeing the day to day finance in the department and being the first point of contact with the faculty accountants and finance department
  • Grants - overseeing research grant costings and monitoring of budgets as part of support for post-award research funding, and point of contact with Research Grants and external sponsors 
  • Involved in the department's medium term planning (MTP) process
  • Overseeing the general finance and central administration support to the department
  • Liaision with Estates and Central Services relating to building and fire safety issues and ensuring the department's space and facilities requirements are identified and addressed and space is best utilised
  • Health and Safety Adviser for the Department (DSA)



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Contact details

Vanda Castle
Departmental Research and Operations Manager
Centre for Reviews and Dissemination
University of York
YO10 5DD

Tel: 01904 321047