Who to contact in the Research Development Team

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Dr. Rachel Curwen
Head of Research Development Team
Life Sciences portfolio
Rachel.curwen@york.ac.uk
01904 328121

  • Identify and develop emerging cross-institutional research strengths and strategic priorities in life-sciences and health by organising seminars, events and sandpits
  • Pro-actively develop and sustain relationships with external bodies and persons who may be funders (especially BBSRC, MRC and Wellcome Trust), collaborators or research users/stakeholders of life-science and health research
  • Provide input into the creation and submission of strategically-important applications, including bid management, editorial and critical input, advice on compliance with requirements, identifying and liaising with collaborators or users
  • Identify and enhance opportunities for impact, knowledge exchange, and translational activities, working with colleagues as appropriate (e.g. BDMs)
 Rachel Curwen

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

  • 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.
 David Diston

 

Dr. Helen Niblock
Research Development Manager
Physical Sciences
helen.niblock@york.ac.uk

01904 328184

 

  • 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.
 

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

  • 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.
 Helen Wells

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

 

  • Support for strategic research developments around Applied Health and Social Care.
  • Coordination of inter- and multi-disciplinary research initiatives across academic disciplines involving the Environment and related departments.
  • Focus on major funding opportunities and calls.
 

[position vacant]
Research Theme Champion Coordinator
research-champions@york.ac.uk

  • Point of contact for staff who wish to meet with one or more Champions or invite a Champion to a department event or seminar
  • Organisation of Champion led activities and events
  • Management of Champion budgets including any priming funds awarded to departments
  • Provision of support for the PVC-R and Research Development Team in the Champion initiative and its outcomes
 

Dr. Harriet Hutchinson
Research Development Manager
ICT & Electronic Engineering
01904 328185

 
  • 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.
 

Dr. John Atibila
Research Development Manager (AgriFood) &
N8 AgriFood Knowledge Exchange Fellow
john.atibila@york.ac.uk 
01904 328163 

  • Support for strategic research development around AgriFood/Food Systems/Food Security
  • Coordination of inter- and multi-disciplinary research initiatives across academic disciplines involving AgriFood/Food Systems/Food Security across various departments
  • Support for knowledge exchange and research impact dissemination around AgriFood/Food systems/Food Security/Nutrition & Food Safety across various departments
  • Focus partnerships and collaborations involving major funding opportunities and calls
John Atibila 

Catherine Hardman
Research Development Manager
Arts & Humanities
catherine.hardman@york.ac.uk
01904 328093


 
  • 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
 
Sheila Davitt
Research Development Project Administrator
sheila.davitt@york.ac.uk
01904 328182
   

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

  •  Particular administrative support for Social Sciences research development; GCRF priming funding and Morrell Trust Pump Priming
 

Ben Clark
Team Administrator
Research Development Team
 
01904 328165


 
  • Administrative and secretarial support for the RD team
  • Assists fund managers with the process of internal allocation of 'priming' funds: setting up funding calls, receiving applications, circulating outcomes, monitoring budgets and maintaining records on finances and project outputs
  • Maintenance of the departmental webpages and creation of promotional materials and events
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