I provide advice and training to universities and researchers to help them win research funding and boost the impact of their research.
My expertise is based on 15 years in the university sector covering research, funding development and impact management. My background includes a PhD and postdoctoral research in chemistry and positions as an EPSRC portfolio manager, university funding development manager and university impact manager. I specialise in funding (Research Councils and other UK funders) and impact development across all disciplines.
Research has always had an impact in the real world but universities are under pressure from funders to prove their impact. I work with academics to plan, deliver, capture and report on impact, especially with regard to impact plans in research proposals and REF impact case studies.
Competition for funding to fuel research is fierce. I offer expertise on Research Councils and other UK funders to boost grant success, from early career to strategic programmes. I have helped academics win tens of millions of pounds of research funding.
I offer services at a range of levels. For individual academics I provide one-to-one support; for groups of academics I offer training and facilitation; and for departments/institutions I design and deliver schemes and strategies to improve institutional performance.