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About Research, Innovation and Knowledge Exchange

Research, Innovation and Knowledge Exchange is responsible for supporting and developing research, knowledge transfer and impact activities.

Organogram:  RIKE Organogram Jan23 (PDF , 1,013kb)

Directorate Leadership Team

 

Directorate Leadership Team

Name

Responsibilities Photo

 

Dr Andrew Jackson
Director
andrew.r.jackson@york.ac.uk

PA: Liz Smith

Diary: RIKE-Director@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 435350

 

 

  • Responsibility for strategic direction of Research, Innovation and Knowledge Exchange
  • Leadership and development of Research Innovation and Knowledge Exchange and its teams
 

 

Jennifer Gilmartin

Associate Director (Operations)
jennifer.gilmartin@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 TBC

 

  • Responsible for operational delivery of research support via three teams: Research Grants Office, Policy Integrity and Performance, Research and Knowledge Exchange Contracts.
  • Shared responsibility for strategic direction of Research, Innovation and Knowledge Exchange, to facilitate the University's Research endeavours
  • Collective responsibility with other Heads of Professional Services to deliver the University's administrative needs.
  • Leadership, development and strategic direction of Research Innovation and Knowledge Exchange and its teams;
  • Provision of a full range of central services to the University’s strategies for Research, and delivery of Research Impact through support for Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise
  • Contribution to development of relevant University Strategies;
 Jennifer Gilmartin

 

Amanda Selvaratnam

Associate Director (Impact)
Associate Director
Amanda.selvaratnam@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 TBC

 

  • Responsible for operational delivery of enterprise support via five teams: Commercialisation, Corporate Training, Knowledge Exchange Enhancement and Economic Development.
  • Taking a leading role in Professional Services for industrial engagement and commercialisation
  • Shared responsibility for strategic direction of Research, Innovation and Knowledge Exchange, to facilitate the University's Research, Innovation and Knowledge Exchange endeavours
  • Collective responsibility with other Heads of Professional Services to deliver the University's administrative needs
 Amanda Selvaratnam

 

Dr Rachel Curwen

Associate Director (Development)
Rachel.curwen@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)7919 TBC

  • Responsible for operational delivery of research support via the Research and Innovation Development Team.
  • Shared responsibility for strategic direction of Research, Innovation and Knowledge Exchange, to facilitate the University's Research, Innovation and Knowledge Exchange endeavours
  • Collective responsibility with other Heads of Professional Services to deliver the University's administrative needs.
Rachel Curwen

 

Josie Hanby

Directorate Administration Manager
RIKE-Manager@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)7385 976100

 

  • Responsible for day to day administration and operations
  • Working Days: Monday to Thursday
 
 

 

Samantha Keenan

Directorate Administration Manager
RIKE-Manager@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 435351

 

  • Responsible for day to day administration and operations
  • Human Resources
  • Working Days: Wednesday to Friday
 

 

Liz Smith

PA and Directorate Administrator
l.smith@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 435350

 

  • PA to the Director
  • Administrative support for the Associate Directors and Directorate Administration Managers
  • Working Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
 Liz Smith

 

Operations

The Operation Teams provide a service to academic and professional support colleagues across three distinct but interrelated teams.

The Research, Knowledge Exchange and Contracts team covers a wide remit for contracts (excludes procurement contracts) while Research Grants Operations focus is to support Research and Research-related project grants, including overall responsibility for research support processes and systems, and funder audits.

Supporting across the full range of RIKE activities, the Policy, Integrity and Performance team’s remit includes compliance with funder and University policies and procedures within a governance and legal framework. It also supports the URC and UPEC, has a monitoring and reporting function and manages the University’s REF return as part of the Performance remit.

Associate Director (Operations): Jennifer Gilmartin

Development

Our teams support the development of our research students, staff, partnerships and strategic projects by helping build relationships, create new ideas and share best practice across the University community and beyond, contributing to an environment and culture that fosters excellent research, innovation and knowledge exchange.  We provide hands-on support for grant applications, training, events, mentoring, communications and the management of external relationships of all kinds.

Teams:

Associate Director (Development): Rachel Curwen

Impact

Our teams support staff who wish to increase the impact from their research or teaching through a variety of knowledge exchange activities including the development of short courses, consultancy, public engagement activities, developing spins outs and identifying licensing opportunities.

We also provide advice and support around emerging and existing economic development funding opportunities, eg UKSPF funding, and provide post-award support for this type of funding.

Teams:

Cross-Directorate Roles

Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Champions

Clare Usher (she/her), clare.usher@york.ac.uk

As EDI Champion Clare is charged with promoting awareness of equality and diversity issues in the day-to-day operations of the Directorate, working in collaboration with the Equality and Diversity Office, as well as ensuring that the Department promotes, celebrates and raises awareness of equality, diversity and inclusivity. They chair the Directorate's Equality Group which meets quarterly and includes representatives from each of the different teams within the Directorate.

Safety Adviser

Emma Montgomery emma.montgomery@york.ac.uk

Emma is the Directorate Safety Adviser and as such she is responsible for advising and assisting the Director and section heads in delivering their responsibilities under the University's Health, Safety and Welfare policy and for liaising with the central Health and Safety Services Department.

COVID Secure Leads

Samantha Keenan samantha.keenan@york.ac.uk

As Covid Secure Lead Sam ensures that the Directorate has the correct procedures in place to be compliant with the current regulations, liaising with Estates as new developments arise. She is also planning for the return to campus and working with the Senior Management Team to discuss the options available.

Making the Difference Panel

Members:

The panel considers applications within the Directorate for HR's 'Making the Difference' bonus scheme to recognise exceptional one-off or short-term contributions from staff or staff teams.