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Who to contact in the Research and Innovation Development Team

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 & Humanities
craig.m.robertson@york.ac.uk

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

Research Development Manager
ICT & Electronic Engineering
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  • Support for strategic research developments in ICT and Electronic Engineering.
  • Coordination of inter- and multi-disciplinary research initiatives involving the physical science 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 multi-disciplinary 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
 

Clare Murgatroyd
Research Theme Administrator
clare.murgatroyd@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

Philip Kerrigan
Project Officer
Centre for Future Health
philip.kerrigan@york.ac.uk
01904 328876

  • Philip is the Project Officer for the Centre for Future Health which is a virtual interdepartmental research centre which supports research activity across the University in the broad area of health and wellbeing. An important part of Philip's remit is promoting stronger public participation in research.
Philip Kerrigan