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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.

Sylvie Emmerson, PA to Director, Research and Innovation Development Office (x4874)
Assisting and supporting the Director of RIDO, managing his diary and dealing with queries, working closely with the RIDO Senior Management Team.   Deals with all office management matters. 

Martin Lawrence, Administrative Assistant (x3153)
Reports to the PA to the Director and deals with a variety of administrative tasks required by the Chelmsford team.  Martin also represents RIDO at the Green Guru meetings and the Workplace Health and Wellbeing Committee.

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.

Research Ethics and Integrity

Julie Scott, Research Ethics and Integrity 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.

Strategic Innovation

Fiona Bodle, Assistant Director, Strategic 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, Sector Strategy 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.

James Smith, Sector Project Officer (x4968)
James supports a range of activities across the sector strategy to maximise the work stream. These include project management , client relationship, bid opportunities and engaging with academics across all faculties.

Aideen McCambridge, MedBIC Manager (x4631)
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, MedBIC Operations Co-ordinator (x4315)
maintained, looks professional and that the telecoms and IT run smoothly to minimize disruption for our valued businesses. Lucy supports the MedBIC Manager and marketing team through event marketing, social media and client communications for the Centre. Lucy also supports the finance and legal team through coordination of invoices and charges and preparation and maintenance of legal contracts.

Hilary Jones and Sandra Hammond, MedBIC Receptionists (x3177)
Hilary and Sandra 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.


Enterprise Partnerships

Kate Drewitt, Assistant Director (Acting) Enterprise Partnerships (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, Senior Business Development 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.

Tom Hayward, Business Development 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, Business Development 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.

Post-Award Management and Commercialisation

Julia Marsh, Head of Post-Award and Commercialisation (x4965)
Julia proactively leads the development and implementation of systems to support effective management of research and innovation projects at Anglia Ruskin, including commercialisation of research, risk management, data capture and reporting.

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.

Tammy Au, Business Projects Manager (x5057)
Working alongside the Senior Business Development Manager, our Faculties and external customers Tammy develops, maintains and manages the smooth running and organisation of the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and KEEP+ projects.

Holly Clover, Project Manager - ERDF Programmes (x2054)
Holly project manages ERDF programmes, namely Innovation Bridge and the GCGP Technical Assistance Project. Holly also supports the delivery of KEEP+ for ARU.

Research and Innovation Funding Development

Lucy Gonzalez, Senior Research Funding Manager - EU and International (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 researchfunding bids, and offers guidance in the submission process of European and international organisations.

Ruth Sandland, Senior Research Funding Manager - UK (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 processes 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.

Dr Rosie Burdon, Research Funding Officer (x5843)
Rosie supports academics in finding funding opportunities and with their research funding applications to improve chances of success. Rosie writes and delivers the Research Funding Observatory seminars with the other Team members, ensuring ARU researchers gain insights to all aspects of research life.

Research Excellence and Enhancement

Dr Tim Brooks, Head of Research Excellence and Enhancement (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. He is also responsible for managing the institution-wide implementation of our Symplectic CRIS system.

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. 

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.