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Who to contact in Research and Innovation Development

The team is led by the Associate Director (Research and Innovation Development) and includes a number of Research and Innovation Development Managers who each have particular responsibility for a disciplinary and/or subject area but who all work closely together on a range of initiatives. The team also includes the Research Theme Coordinator, the Involvement@York Network Manager and several administrative support staff.

If you are unsure of whom to contact then you can email rdteam@york.ac.uk and your message will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

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Rachel Curwen
Associate Director and Head of Research and Innovation Development Team
Life Sciences portfolio
Rachel.curwen@york.ac.uk
07919 293193

  • Identifying and supporting the development and implementation of funding strategies for cross-institutional research strengths and strategic priorities, in line with the University's Research Strategy and the Research Themes.
  • Supporting the development of large multi-partner collaborative bids across the spectrum of research and translation.
  • Managing internal priming funding, including UKRl Impact Acceleration Accounts, in order to drive impact from York's Research.
  • Managing, on behalf of the PVC-Research and Associate Deans for Research, strategic external research relationships, both with the main funders of York's research and on occasion with private, public and third sector partners with a stake in the success of York's research.
Rachel Curwen

Craig Robertson
Research Development Manager
Arts and Humanities
craig.m.robertson@york.ac.uk

  • Support for strategic research developments in the Arts and Humanities (A and H).
  • Coordination of inter- and multidisciplinary research initiatives involving the A and H departments.
  • Focus on major funding opportunities and calls.
  • Brokering research partnerships for the A and H faculty
 

David Diston
Research Development Manager
Environment
David.diston@york.ac.uk
01904 328120
07552 285997

  • Support for strategic research developments around environmental activity.
  • Coordination of inter- and multidisciplinary research initiatives across academic disciplines involving the Environment and related departments.
  • Focus on major funding opportunities and calls.
  • Brokering research partnerships around environmental activity.
David Diston

Fiona Frame
Research Development Manager
Bioscience
fiona.frame@york.ac.uk
07784 794655

  • Support for strategic research developments around the Biosciences.
  • Coordination of inter- and multidisciplinary research initiatives across academic disciplines in the Bioscience area.
  • Focus on major funding opportunities and calls.
  • Brokering research partnerships around the Biosciences.
 

Helen Wells
Research Development Manager
Social Sciences
Helen.wells@york.ac.uk
01904 321263
07552 285999

  • Support for strategic research developments around the Social Sciences.
  • Coordination of inter- and multidisciplinary research initiatives involving the social science departments.
  • Focus on major funding opportunities and calls.
  • Brokering research partnerships for the Social Sciences.
Helen Wells

Louisa Shilton
Research Development Manager
Applied Health and Social Care
louisa.shilton@york.ac.uk
01904 328134 
07795 315030

  • Support for strategic research developments around Applied Health and Social Care.
  • Coordination of inter- and multidisciplinary research initiatives across academic disciplines in the area of Applied Health and Social Care.
  • Focus on major funding opportunities and calls.
  • Brokering research partnerships around Applied Health and Social Care.
 


Josie Robinson-Parker
Research Development Manager
Engineering and Computational Technologies
josie.robinson-parker@york.ac.uk

  • Support for strategic research developments in Engineering and Computational Technologies
  • Coordination of inter- and multidisciplinary research initiatives involving the Engineering and Computational Technologies-related departments.
  • Focus on major funding opportunities and calls.
 

Iain Larmour
Research Development Manager
Physical Sciences
iain.larmour@york.ac.uk

  • Support for strategic research developments in the physical sciences.
  • Coordination of inter- and multidisciplinary research initiatives involving the physical science departments.
  • Focus on major funding opportunities and calls.
 

Kate Thorley
Research Theme
Co-ordinator
kate.thorley@york.ac.uk
01904 328185

  • Coordinate Research Theme-related activities and information across the University
  • Develop, organise and promote Research Theme-led activities and events
  • Manage Theme budgets
  • Track, analyse and report on Research Theme activity
 

Dan Norman
Research Theme Administrator
Dan.norman@york.ac.uk

  • Assisting the Theme Coordinator and Research and Innovation Development Team in organising and managing Theme-related internal and external events, as well as high-profile visits.
  • Carrying out a range of administrative processes to facilitate the smooth running of all activities relating to the University’s Research Themes.
  • Ensuring that the tracking of Theme activities and their outcomes is consistent and appropriate.  
 

Hannah Gray
Involvement@York
Network Manager
hannah.gray@york.ac.uk
07384 239062

   

Lydia Harris
Research Development Project Administrator
lydia.k.harris@york.ac.uk
01904 328717

  • Administrative support for Social Sciences research development portfolio
  • Administrative support for the GCRF Steering Group and QR/IAA priming fund
  • Administrative and organisational support for the Morrell Trust Pump Priming Fund
Lydia Harris