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University of Bath

Rebecca Donovan Research Project Manager

Rebecca manages the activities and finances of externally funded research projects.


As a Project Manager, Rebecca will work alongside you to plan and manage your project by:

  • allocating responsibilities
  • understanding stakeholder needs
  • creating a framework for the project team
  • monitoring and reporting progress
  • responding to issues
  • adapting project plans as necessary
  • managing supporting partners

Rebecca currently manages the HPC Refresh Project for the Research Computing group within DD&T.


Rebecca works in the Research Project Management team within RIS and has recently managed externally funded research projects in Pharmacy and Pharmacology and SETsquared. This followed 18 months as Contracts Officer in the Research Contracts team. Both roles involved coordination across departments and with external project partners.

Prior to 2017, Rebecca worked in both the trading and legal departments of a renewable energy supplier developing forecasting models for sources of renewable energy, contract development, client management and project management of the transition to new trading and forecasting platforms.


Rebecca returned to study in 2012 and gained a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) through the Open University.