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Lorna Wilson

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:

Session
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
14:00 - 15:15

Room:

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 […]

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Speakers: Lorna Wilson, Dr Jo Edwards
Theme: Policy & strategy
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
15:45 - 17:00

Room:

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 […]

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Speakers: Lorna Wilson, Aygen Kurt-Dickson
Theme: Special Interest Group
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

18th June 2019
15:45 - 17:00

Room:

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 […]

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Speakers: Dr Rachel Matthews, Lorna Wilson
Theme: Culture, environment & people
Level: Open to all