University of Bath

Karen Giles Contracts Officer

Providing research contracts between the University and external collaborators.


Karen is responsible for:

  • reviewing and negotiating research contracts, including but not limited to collaboration, confidentiality and studentship agreements, and MTAs
  • liaising with academics and stakeholders for background information
  • ensuring implications to the University are understood and resolved
  • preparing research-related agreements with external collaborators
  • recording activities and archiving signed contracts

Rebecca reports to Vicky Sheppard, Senior Contracts Manager in RIS.


Karen has worked at the University of Bath since 2009, initially as a Pre-Award Officer and now the research contracts team. Prior to coming to Bath, Karen worked for a UK Research Council, a regional NHS-funded patient registry, a software development office, and private consultancy.