Originally trained as a Mechanical Engineer, Peter gave up on his dreams of turning lumps of metal into slightly more useful lumps of metal and instead worked in a progression of increasingly upmarket bars before returning to University to study Politics and International Relations at Plymouth University. He then stumbled his way through the 2007 economic downturn before landing a 6-month (*paid*) internship at ESRC that became 5 1/2 happy years in Swindon. Peter moved to Queen’s University, Belfast in 2013 to the newly formed Research Development team supporting the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences where he is currently the Research Development Manager.


7th Jun 2017
Room: Room 11B

Overcoming Barriers to Administrative Processes: Securing Buy-In and Engagement

This commissioned session will focus on different approaches to securing academic ‘buy-in’ and engagement with new administrative processes related to the submission of research grant applications. We will present a series of case studies from Queen’s University Belfast and University of York that highlight the various obstacles and barriers to successful implementation and the approaches

Theme: Developing Proposals
Level: Operational / Administration
Speakers:Peter Stephenson, Kirsty Dillingham, Phil Wiles
Time: 14:00
Date: 7th Jun 2017
Room: Room 11B