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Research Office

Under the management of the Director of Research, the Research Office team has a responsibility for:

  • Championing and supporting the University’s Research Strategy
  • Supporting the development of the University’s Research Environment
  • Supporting the development of individual researchers
  • Management of PhD student business (responding to enquiries from prospective students, processing registrations, changes to status, upgrades, examinations and other student administration)
  • Developing and administering Research Policy
  • Coordinating annual QA related activities (collation of progress reports, Research Environment Statements, documentation for Annual Monitoring)
  • Servicing the Research Degree Group, Research Committee and Ethics Committee
  • Administering the process of application for ethical approval for staff and research projects
  • Coordinating the PGR training and development programme and the research training programme for academic staff (including delivery of sessions)
  • Supporting research events (Annual Research Conference, lunch time research seminars, calendar of research events)
  • Coordination of the University’s REF 2020 submission.

We run an Institutional Repository, ChiPrints which is an open access hub that showcases the excellent research output of the University's departments, making it available to the public and to the research community worldwide in a searchable, browse-able database.

For images and commentary on recent events and activities see the Research Office Gallery (Staff and students only).


Contact us

Andy Dixon

Director of Research

01243 812125

Chris Machell

Research Development Officer

01243 812128 

Clemmie Quinn

Postgraduate Research Coordinator

01243 812137