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Research Development

We support academic staff to secure grant funding and realise their research ambitions.

Working with academic research leaders, we are responsible for:

  • supporting academic staff and research communities to develop high quality research proposals
  • promoting targeted opportunities for research funding
  • facilitating partnerships across the university and beyond
  • providing grant expertise and funder intelligence
  • providing training and professional development opportunities for research staff

Further support:

Management

    Dr Kate Charles is Head of Research Development and RIS lead for the Bath Beacons initiative.

Team members

    Ana Amelia Alvarez Serra is a lead contact for engineering research funding applications to the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). She is also the lead contact for Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Architecture and Civil Engineering.

    Dr Amy Birch is the lead contact for training and professional development opportunities for all academic and research staff, including the Academic Career Academy and GW4 Crucible.

    Dr Alex Harrison is the lead contact for research funding applications to European and international funders. Alex is also the lead contact for Chemical Engineering, Psychology and Computer Science.

    Sarah Jones is the lead contact for social sciences research funding applications to the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), British Council, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Leverhulme Trust, and Nuffield Foundation. Sarah is also the lead contact for Economics, Education, PoLIS, Social & Policy Sciences and the School of Management.

    Dr Colin Waring is the lead contact for physical sciences research funding applications to the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), and The Royal Society. Colin is also the lead research development contact for the Departments of Chemistry, Physics and Mathematical Sciences.

    Dr Laura Wisby is the lead contact for life sciences research funding applications to the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, NIHR, and Wellcome Trust. Laura is also the lead contact for Health, Biology and Biochemistry, and Pharmacy and Pharmacology.

    You can also contact the team via: resdev@bath.ac.uk which is monitored daily.

    More on the other teams in Research and Innovation Services (RIS) we work with.