Dr Anna Simandiraki-Grimshaw Research Information and Impact Coordinator
Working with academic and research support staff to evidence and evaluate the impact of their research.
Anna works closely with the Head of Research Policy and Information and the Research Impact Manager to support researchers across the University with their Research Impact. This support includes:
- planning for impact
- identifying and tracking research impact
- evidencing, recording and reporting on our impact
- sharing stories of our Research Impact
- training and development
She is responsible for supporting our reporting to key assessment exercises, including the Research Excellence Framework (REF), Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF), and Higher Education Business and Community Interactions Survey (HEBCIS).
Anna is also involved in piloting and testing new approaches to achieve impact and helping to coordinate the activities of the University’s Impact Operations Group and Impact Directors Forum.
Membership of the AHRC Peer Review College (2022-2025).
- Research support, including impact; and engagement, including Knowledge Exchange
- Archaeology and Classics
- Museum Studies
- Reception Studies
- Education, including International Education
Before joining RIS, Anna was the REF Manager and the interim KE Manager at Bath Spa University, UK.
Anna has over 25 years’ experience in academia, in a variety of roles. These have included being a practitioner (archaeology, museum studies), academic researcher (archaeology, museum studies, international education), FE and HE educator (archaeology, ancient history, Classics, languages) and support services professional (REF and KE), principally in the UK, Greece and Germany, and, briefly, in the USA.
More can be found here: www.anna-simandiraki.co.uk
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), Advance HE, UK, 2021
- PhD in Aegean Archaeology, University of Bristol, UK, 2002
- MA in Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Bristol, UK, 1998
- BA, Archaeology and History of Art, University of Crete, Greece, 1997