Meet the Team

Here are the people who make this blog happen:

samSam King – Research Development Manager: Sam is the main point of contact for funding development for the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. Sam provides development support for research applications to all funders, including EU, UK and international. Before coming to Northumbria Sam worked at Newcastle University as a Project Manager in a business focused nanotechnology centre, prior to that in Research & Enterprise Services.

 

 

 

davidDavid Young – Research Development Manager: David is the main point of contact for funding development in the Faculty of Engineering and Environment. David provides development support for research applications to all funders, including EU, UK and international. Prior to Northumbria, David worked at the University of Lincoln in a similar research support role. He has also worked as a Grants Officer for the Big Lottery Fund, in grant-giving rather than getting. He completed an AHRC-funded PhD in Linguistics at Newcastle University in 2006.

 

 

 

Louise Wyers – Research Development Manager: Louise is the main point of contact for funding development in the Faculty of Business and Law. She provides development support for research applications to all funders, including EU, UK and international.

 

 

scottScott McGee – Research Development Manager: Scott is the main point of contact for  funding development in the Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences. Scott provides development support and training for research applications to all funders, including EU, UK and international. He  relocated from the University of Liverpool where he had worked in the Research Support Office for the last 5 years. Prior to this he had toyed with being an English teacher, and has worked for Merseyside Police, Barclays Bank and the NHS.

 

 

 

Alison Vipond – Research Development Manager (Industry): Ali joined Northumbria University in 2018 and provides specialist research development support for the Industrial Strategy and Innovate UK.