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University of Bath

Dr Tina Schilbach International Partnerships Manager (Research)

Tina supports the University's global profile and research ambitions by developing strategic public partnerships and academic networks overseas.


Tina provides expert advice and support for the University’s strategic international research and doctoral partnerships portfolio. In her role, she manages the IRO seed fund and network-building activities for collaborative research, staff mobility, and distinguished visiting professorships. She further supports capacity-building in doctoral training, including joint PhD development and innovative partnership models for engagement in the global South.

Key responsibilities include:

  • development of strategic public partnerships, networks and alliances overseas
  • management of the IRO International Funding Schemes and the Bath Global Chair programme
  • support for the internationalisation of doctoral training
  • development of thematic partnerships for professional services and governance


Trained in the UK, Australia, Germany and China, Tina has over ten years’ experience building international partnerships in the Higher Education sector. As a versatile research manager, she has worked in interdisciplinary academic contexts, fostering transcultural competence and shaping networks for engagement with new regions and knowledge communities, especially in the global South. Before joining Bath in July 2017, she was scientific coordinator of two transregional research networks with an Asia focus at the Universities of Heidelberg and Göttingen.


Tina holds a PhD from the University of Sydney in global China studies. Her thesis explored the urban politics of aspirational modernity in Shanghai. She graduated from Durham University with a BA(Hons) in Politics and History and a MA in International Studies.