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Sarah Jones Research Development Manager

Sarah supports academics in their research ambitions through expert funding advice, strategic planning and developing high-quality funding proposals.


Sarah works two days a week as the Research Development Manager for humanities and social sciences in Research and Innovation Services (RIS). Her work includes identifying opportunities and developing high-quality research proposals relevant to the:

  • Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
  • British Council
  • Department for International Development (DfID)
  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
  • Leverhulme Trust
  • Nuffield Foundation

As part of the Research Grant Development team, Sarah facilitates workshops and provides skills training for improving grant proposal outcomes.

Sarah also works two days a week as an Impact Development and Evaluation Manager in RIS.


Before coming to Bath Sarah was the Research Manager at a Charity called Revolving Doors Agency. She was also a Research Officer at the University of Oxford, looking at the practice of risk assessment tools in the youth criminal justice system.


Sarah has degrees in Law and Criminology.