Having previously worked for a major children’s charity, Lorna entered the Higher Education sector in 2012. Since then she has held a variety of roles including in PGR support, business development, research group and conference management, as well as work supporting REF2014, before entering into a research development role. Lorna is now Head of Research Development at Durham University, leading a team of colleagues to support academics to secure external research income. Lorna is Co-Champion of the ARMA Research Development SIG and a member of the Professional Development Committee, and a member of Emerald Publishing’s Impact Council.

Sessions

15:45 - 17:00
18th Jun 2019
Meeting Room 1a

A Meeting of Minds: Finding Parity in the Arena of Academic Research

This session examines the nature and existence of a division found ubiquitously across the sector: that between the academic and the administrator. The language we use to describe our universities’ human hierarchies only serves to underpin this bifurcation: Masters, Senior Lecturers and Heads are assisted by a body of supporting services. A failure to explore

Theme: Culture, environment & people
Level: Open to all
Speakers:Dr Rachel Matthews, Lorna Wilson
Time: 15:45 - 17:00
Date: 18th Jun 2019
Room: Meeting Room 1a

14:00 - 15:15
17th Jun 2019
Meeting Room 3a

When is it time to ask for help? Successful working between universities and research consultants

We are under continual pressure as research support professionals, working in an ecosystem driven by deadlines, income and metrics. With the looming outcome of the Augar review, Brexit, and increased competition for research funding and in REF performance, there has never been a more pressing need for university’s to think strategically. However, as institutions we

Theme: Policy & strategy
Level: Open to all
Speakers:Lorna Wilson, Dr Jo Edwards, Sam Barnett
Time: 14:00 - 15:15
Date: 17th Jun 2019
Room: Meeting Room 3a

14:45 - 15:15
17th Jun 2019
Meeting Room 1b

What skills do we need for research development roles and for business development roles?

With the increasingly interdisciplinarity and challenge-led focus of the external research environment, we are seeing more of a need for support for academic colleagues which requires skill sets from both research and business development professionals. We are even seeing the onset of “hybrid” development roles, which encompass skills from both different arenas. Such changes are

Theme: Funding & development
Level: Open to all
Speakers:Julie Swinbank, Lorna Wilson
Time: 14:45 - 15:15
Date: 17th Jun 2019
Room: Meeting Room 1b

15:45 - 17:00
17th Jun 2019
Meeting Room 3b

SIG: Research Development

With the Augar review on the horizon and Brexit right on the doorstep, the external landscape is evolving in such a way that means resilience has never been more important for institutions. However with the planned increased investment for R&D spending (to increase to 2.4%) and new funding streams becoming available, we also are faced

Theme: Special Interest Group
Level: Open to all
Speakers:Lorna Wilson, Aygen Kurt-Dickson
Time: 15:45 - 17:00
Date: 17th Jun 2019
Room: Meeting Room 3b