I spent seven years as a research manager in an HEI before moving to a funding body role in 2018. I previously supported a wide range of research activity including REF, PGR, funding, impact, open access and ethics. More recently, I have learnt a huge amount about areas of research environment policy that I had no way of knowing previously. I’m keen to try and provide a platform for research managers to access this wider policy awareness. In my spare time, I do a bit of DJing, dancing and I love spin classes. I also like to swim and read.


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

‘I challenge you to a duel! Maintaining balance in dual support funding

The dual support system is at the heart of public funding of research and development within the UK, but its role is sustaining the success of the research sector is often overlooked. This mixed funding model comprises strategically targeted investment through the research councils delivered in parallel to block grant funding awarded to universities through

Theme: Funding & development
Level: Leadership
Speakers:David Roberts, Jennifer Evans
Time: 14:00 - 15:15
Date: 17th Jun 2019
Room: Meeting Room 3b

11:15 - 12:30
18th Jun 2019
Hall 2a

When is a framework not a framework? Concordats and their influence on the research environment

How many of us know how many concordats our funders and institutions are keeping tabs on? And how many of us actually use these documents to genuinely shape our research environments? This session will look at: the range of concordats that exist to help more fully recognise their importance and influence across the research environment

Theme: Policy & strategy
Level: Leadership
Speakers:Jennifer Evans
Time: 11:15 - 12:30
Date: 18th Jun 2019
Room: Hall 2a