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Wednesday 29 March
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Meet The Team


The Director's Office

Dr Michael Millan, RIDO Director (x4204)
Dr Michael Millan is the Director of the Research and Innovation Development Office at Anglia Ruskin University, where he is responsible for leading activities and functions including the Doctoral School, funding application support, links with key partners, the MedBIC, knowledge transfer, commercialisation and the REF management, as well as the implementation of research strategies.  Prior to taking on this role in September 2016, Michael was the Director Research Operations at Massey University in New Zealand.  Michael's earlier experience includes senior roles in research management in Australian universities as well as 9 years in the pharmaceutical industry.


Alexandra Foster, Marketing and Communications Manager (x4632)

Alex works across all RIDO projects and activities and is responsible for overseeing marketing activities in relation to the service. Alex manages the production of key publications such as Research Highlights and Innovation Highlights, as well as supporting and advising colleagues with strategic marketing activity.

The Enterprise and Innovation Team

Fiona Bodle, Assistant Director, Enterprise and Innovation (x3192)
Fiona provides strategic direction across a range of activities to maximise the impact of the University’s activities on the economic growth of the region.  This includes a focus on student entrepreneurship and a growth in both start-ups and existing businesses. Working with a range of stakeholders Fiona engages with Local Authorities, private industry, Government Agencies and industry to accelerate innovation through the provision of facilities and support services.  

Enterprise and Innovation Administrator (post vacant)

Dave Rutt, Strategic Projects Manager (x4968)
Dave is responsible for managing a number of activities across the Smart Living Accelerator and Future Cities Accelerator work streams. These include project management, bid development and management, engagement of key external partners and stakeholders and strategy development.

Aideen McCambridge, MedBIC Manager (maternity leave)
Aideen is responsible for leading the development and operation of our Anglia Ruskin Business Innovation Centre for Medical and Advanced Engineering – MedBIC and its activities in order to establish the Centre as an International Centre of Excellence in innovation and business support with an emphasis on medical and advanced technology, low carbon and sustainability. Aideen is responsible for the leadership and management ensuring Innovation Centre delivers quality accommodation for new business start-ups together with innovation support to enable businesses to access the range of support available from our University, including; access to Interns, ERDF Programme activities and Innovation consortia projects.

Lucy Dentice / Hilary Jones,
Anglia Ruskin MedBIC Administrator and Receptionist
Lucy and Hilary are the first point of contact for enquiries about the MedBIC. They deal with queries and provide administrative and reception support for both the Centre Manager and occupants as well as assisting in all elements of the day to day running of the Centre.


The Business Partnerships and Support Team

Kate Drewitt, Innovation and Enterprise Lead (on secondment) (x2955)
Kate works in partnership with all faculties to increase the number and quality of non-credit, short courses offered by Anglia Ruskin University. This can include market research, diagnosing the training needs of a business or its employees, responding to bids and tenders, putting in place processes to support the design and delivery of courses and contracts.

Simon Daly, Knowledge Exchange Manager (x3173)
Simon provides leadership and direction to our University’s Knowledge Exchange programmes. If you are interested in finding out more about our programmes and how to get involved, please get in contact with Simon.

Tammy Au, Business Administration Manager, Knowledge Exchange (x5057)
Tammy is the Business Administration Manager for the Knowledge Transfer team. Working alongside the KTP Managers, our Faculties and external customers Tammy develops, maintains and manages the smooth running and organisation of the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and KEEP+ projects.

Tom Hayward, Assistant Knowledge Transfer Manager (x5952)
Tom has extensive experience in securing EC FP7 and H2020 research funding and Innovate UK collaborative R&D funding, where he managed and maintained key internal and external stakeholder collaboration. Tom will be involved in the Anglia Ruskin University’s Knowledge Exchange programmes. If you are interested in finding out more about the University’s programmes and how to get involved, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Richard Allin, Assistant Knowledge Transfer Manager (x2343)
Richard has worked in a variety of sectors and developed a strong track record of delivering successful multi partner projects.  Working for both SME’s and charities has provided a key insight into how challenges can be overcome with Knowledge Transfer. Richard is involved in the Anglia Ruskin University’s Knowledge Exchange programmes. If you are interested in finding out more about the University’s programmes and how to get involved, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

The Research Funding Development Team

Lucy Gonzalez, EU and International Funding Manager (x5818)
Lucy advises academics and support staff on all areas of European funding, including identifying sources of funding, developing bids, finding partners, producing budgets and risk assessments. Lucy also manages the RIDO approvals process for all EU and international research funding bids, and offers guidance in the submission process of European and international organisations.

Ruth Sandland, UK Research Funding Manager (x2553)
Ruth manages the RIDO approvals process for all UK Research Funding bids and can advise academics on all areas of UK grants, including identifying sources of funding, developing bids, producing full economic costings and risk assessments, and submitting proposals to funding organisations. She can also offer training on Je-S, the UK Research Councils' electronic submission system.

Dr Stephen Norton, Research Funding Officer (x5954)
Steve works in the Research Funding Development Team processing grant applications and working with academics to improve chances of success. Steve also runs the ARU Research blog and the Twitter feed, advertising opportunities and tips to our research community. Steve prepares and delivers the Research Funding Observatory with the other Team members, ensuring ARU researchers gain insights to all aspects of research life.

Sarah Lamont, Grants Manager (x5953)
Sarah supports the Post-Award process for research grants across the university, and can advise academics and faculty support staff on research grant set-up, monitoring, and closure. She also provides training and workshops for professional and academic staff working on research grant funded projects.

The Research Policy and Support Team

Dr Tim Brooks, Research Policy and REF Manager (x4305)
Tim is responsible for developing and implementing policy and strategy and managing our engagement with the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and other external initiatives such as open access, and research data management.  Tim also leads on two biennial surveys of researchers: the Careers in Research Online Survey (CROS) and the Principal Investigators and Research Leaders Survey (PIRLS).

Jill Smit, Research Policy Co-ordinator (x4208)
Jill advises on matters relating to our research infrastructure and communities and supports the development of our research environment, with a particular emphasis on underpinning future research assessments.  Jill contributes to the development of research policy and strategy, and plans, manages and delivers events in support of the achievement of our research aims.  Jill co-ordinates the running of external research data collection surveys and prepares reports to communicate the survey findings as well as monitoring and reviewing progress on achieving our research and scholarship targets.

Doctoral School

Alan White, Director of the Doctoral School (x4957)
Alan leads the Research Services team and is responsible for all aspects of strategic development in relation to research.

Ross Kemble, Researcher Development Programme Manager (x4634)
Ross has recently been appointed Researcher Development Programme Manager within the Docotral School. He organises all compulsory and non-compulsory training within the researcher development programme for staff and students. Ross Kemble was President of Grad Soc (2013-2015) and has seen the growth of the society over recent years.

Allen Mugasha, Researcher Development Administrator (x4209)
Allen administers the research training and support events, workshops and conferences for all of ARU’s 700+ research students (including PhDs, Prof docs, MPhils, MRes etc). Allen is the first point of contact for everything training related, helping students complete their initial induction all the way through to their final viva training.

Julie Scott, Research Ethics and Governance Manager (x4210)
Julie leads on the development and delivery of policies for our ethical review and approval processes. Julie provides generic, expert and specialist advice to students and staff on ethical and governance issues, legislation affecting research and requirements for obtaining ethical approval and also runs research ethics training sessions for Doctoral students and Supervisors.

Position Vacant, Executive Secretary to the Research Ethics SubCommittee (RESC)
This post holder advises academics on all areas of European funding, including identifying sources of funding, developing bids, producing budgets and risk assessments. This post holder also supports the RIDO approvals process for all EU research funding bids, and offers guidance in the submission process. This post holder is also the Executive Secretary to the Research Ethics Subcommittee (RESC) and advises academics and support staff on policy and procedure. She also edits and maintains the European Funding and Research Ethics web pages