I am the Research Institute Manager for the Culture & Creativity Research Institute (CCRI). I manage the Institute Research & Innovation Services (RIS) team and have responsibility for planning and organising support systems and processes across the Institute. I work closely with the other Research Institute Managers and RIS colleagues to ensure joined up working and consistency across the University’s Research & Innovation activity and on process improvement projects. Much of my work involves Institute communications, accommodation management, Policy awareness and advising, Funding Bids and Projects, Staffing & HR, oversight of REF support and Health & Safety. I am a member of the Institute Management Group, RIS Operations Group and the Converis system Governance Group. I have over 25 years’ experience in research administration and hold a degree in Psychology from the University of Nottingham.