Arwen Bate has worked in the Research Office for the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) since 2012.  With a background in project development for regional development agencies and European funding Arwen now manages the pre-award service for LSTM.  Her responsibilities include developing and maintaining internal submission policies, procedures, and guidance for research and academic staff as well as working with overseas partners to develop research proposals.  She currently serves on LSTM’s Intention to Submit Committee (which approves all LSTM proposal submissions) and previously led the service for LSTM’s Research Ethics Committee secretariat from 2012-15.  She has coordinated large international research consortium proposals to funders such as DFID, UK Research Councils, Horizon 2020 and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  Prior to working at LSTM Mrs Bate worked as Sector Development Manager at the Northwest Development Agency.  In 2004 she relocated to Liverpool from Boston where she was a Senior Research Analyst at the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City.

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