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Research Operations Office


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The Research Operations Office Management Team

Peter Hedges Head of University Research Office 766964
Jo Dekkers Head of Research Operations Office 766362
Isabelle de Wouters Assistant Director, Biological Sciences 335636
Philip Cull Assistant Director, Physical Sciences 764795
Daniel Wunderlich Assistant Director, Arts, Humanitities and Social Sciences 748047
Tamsin Sayer Assistant Director, Clinical Medicine 333358
Claire Piffard Senior Legal Advisor 336115
Lisa Christie Operations Manager 332271
Renata Schaeffer          Assistant Director, EU & International 761648
Lisa Wears Assistant Director, Technology 765442

Schools of Arts & Humanities and Humanities & Social Sciences Team

Daniel Wunderlich Assistant Director, Arts, Humanitities and Social Sciences 748047
Rachel Baldwin Research Support Manager 764809
Rachel Blunn Research Development Manager 764594
Deborah Fearn Senior Research Support Advisor 761714
Erika Mercz Research Support Advisor 762697
Claire Milner Research Support Advisor 765912
Pamela Nunez Senior Contracts Manager 761641
Laia Vallverdu Contracts Administrator 764797
Lisa Bentley Research Contracts Specialist 765190

School of Biological Sciences Team

Isabelle de Wouters Assistant Director, Biological Sciences   335636
Sarah Saemian Research Support Manager 764808
Pamela Nunez Senior Contracts Manager 761641
Mercedes Arroyo-Urquijo Contracts Manager 764805
Rohinder Bains Contracts Specialist 335503
Susan Black Contracts Manager 336147
Damien Briggs Research Support Advisor 764794
Robert Jones Research Support Advisor 764790
Seetha LakshmiPK Senior Research Support Advisor 761650  
Lelia O'Connell Research Operations Policy Manager 760438 Lelia.O'
Rosa Fusiello Research Support Advisor 768406
Jenny Willson Senior Contracts Administrator 333491
James Mynott Research Support Advisor 764800
Heather Sutcliffe  Research Support Advisor
Catherine Docherty Research Development Facilitator 762687
Ali Jones Research Development Advisor 762698

Biological Impact Team

Vibhuti Patel                   Translational Research Manager 764799
Kate Parsley Research Facilitator (on secondment)        765192
Diane Lister Research Facilitator 765192

Audit and Compliance Team 

Sara Hajnassiri              Quality Assurance & Compliance Manager    764189
Irina Scurtu Compliance Administrator 761652

School of Clinical Medicine Team

Tamsin Sayer Assistant Director 333358
Gaynor Hollander Research Support Manager 765193
Lesley Young Grants Manager - CRI 769535
Lawrence Epps Senior Contracts Manager 765025
Kathryn Kenny Senior Contracts Manager 335436
Samantha Ryan Senior Contracts Manager 735637
Jamie Whitaker Senior Contracts Manager 332873
Nikki Bannister (on secondment) Contracts Manager
Hope Carney Contracts Manager 336158
Guy Casy Contracts Manager 764698
Jennifer Loch Contracts Manager 765191
Alice McKay Hill Contracts Manager 761641
Teresa Pereira de Barros (on secondment) Contracts Manager 335458
Mona Alexander Research Contracts Specialist 335611
Isabelle Linden Contracts Manager 766161
Jenny Darsley Senior Contracts Administrator 333489
Bogusia Probierz Contracts Administrator 748045
Emma Gant Deputy Research Support Manager 333468
Lesley Pilgrim Deputy Research Support Manager 332279
Dimple Fernando Research Support Advisor 333477
Emma Gigourtaki (on secondment) Research Support Advisor 765640
Karen Hewitt Research Support Advisor 764191
Konstantinos Kokalis Research Support Advisor 765055
John Sharp Research Support Advisor 764187
Asfia Haque Research Support Advisor
Ellen Carrol Research Support Advisor
Alice Sorrell Research Development Advisor 765791
Heather Ramsay Research Development Manager 332295
Richard Hill Research Development Facilitator 762694
Vicky Hills Research Development Facilitator 748046
Alexandra Stanbury Research Grants Administrator - CRI
Matt Thomson Research Grants Administrator - CRI
Kathryn Umande Senior Research Grants Administrator - CRI
Alison Wass Senior Research Grants Administrator - CRI
Carolyn Read Research Governance Officer 769291

School of Physical Sciences Team

Philip Cull Assistant Director 764795
Michelle Hild Research Support Manager 333544
David Feller Senior Contracts Manager 761643
Bethan Jones Research Development Manager 764593
Paulina Pieprzyca Institutional Research Programme Coordinator (Herchel Smith) 765145
Michael Hood Senior Research Support Advisor 332174
Ceren Aydin Topkaya Research Support Advisor
Peter Foglietta Contracts Manager 761646
Barbara Nash Research Development Advisor 765913
Sarah Beadle Research Contracts Specialist 748053
Roberta Verlini Research Support Advisor 764793
Emma Bagherian Contracts Administrator 748052
Mia Wootton Research Support Advisor 765874

School of Technology Team

Lisa Wears                Assistant Director         765442
Tanya Burton Research Support Manager 765868
Daphne Ioannidis Senior Contracts Manager 765402
Kasia Barbusinska Research Support Advisor (on secondment)       765352
Clody Howlett Junior Contracts Manager   335616
Endahle Mbongolo  Contracts Manager 736149
Jake Bartolozzi Research Support Advisor 332871
Ismael Carpintero Research Support Advisor 335639
Teresa Mills Senior Research Support Advisor 336139
Tijana Pelly Research Support Advisor (Seconded) 766730
Nikesh Patel Research Contracts Specialist 765981
Lucy Piper Contracts Administrator 760437

European Team

Renata Schaeffer Assistant Director 761648
Laura Carletti European and International Manager     748098
Catherine Hill EC Coordinator & Grants Manager 761647
Francesca Nieto ERC Officer 335501

Peter Martin Senior EC Support Advisor 763141
Pasquale Raiola EC Research Support Advisor 766736
Becky Fanning EC Grants Administrator  765871
Queralt Gonzalez-Matos EIT KIC Programme Manager  335535

Training & Communications Team

Hannah Pawson Information and Communications Manager  765404
Debbie West-Lewis Training Manager 764804
Ekaterina Gorkowienko Training Manager (Grant Lifecycle) 761644

Due Diligence Team

Renata Schaeffer         Assistant Director            761648
Rebecca E. Reid Due Diligence Manager   762696
Paul Bryan Due Diligence Specialist    764188
Due Diligence Mailbox


Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Team

Renata Schaeffer    Assistant Director   761648
Mercedes Hernadez-Gomez  GCRF Coordinator     748049 


Divisional Administration Team

Lisa Christie   Operations Manager 332271
Gemma Cage Executive Assistant  765906
Agnieszka Skwark      Secretarial Assistant 766736
Sri Aitken HR & Finance Coordinator      765418