Research & Innovation Services

The Research Development & Support Office now has a new name: Research & Innovation Services. The change in name reflects the integrated approach to providing professional support across the research and innovation lifecycle.

Research & Innovation Services provides support for academics to bid for, obtain and manage external funding from a range of public and private funders, and to develop the impact of their research. Priorities include support for multi-million, multi-party collaborative projects; for first-time applicants; and for strategic collaborations with major organisations.

Dr Jon Hunt, Director of Research & Innovation Services, said: “The name change signals our commitment to work with our academic colleagues and deliver a timely and professional service, which will nurture a research culture that is supportive and progressive.”

Professor Jane Millar, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), said: “The work of Research and Innovation Services is essential to delivering on our research strategy to  grow our research applications and awards.”

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