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Durham University

Research and Innovation Services

Meet the Team

The Partnerships and Engagement team is professional, friendly and here to help. We have varied backgrounds and significant experience of working with businesses, organisations, and stakeholders of all sizes; from micro businesses to large multi-national companies, local to national government, and large NGOs to small not-for-profit companies.

Head of Partnerships and Engagement

Julie Swinbank Head of Partnerships and Engagement 43213

Programme Management

Elaine Grieveson ESRC IAA Business Development Manager 49116 (RIS) 42918 (Faculty)
Charlotte Kerr DTP Business Boost Officer 43211 (RIS) 42918 (Faculty)
Richard Parker-Smith Senior Business Development Manager 49309
Bernadette Robertson Business Development Manager (KTP) 43175

Business Development

Susan Boyd Senior Business Development Manager (DUBS) 45281 (DUBS)
Peter Chalder-Wood Senior Business Development Manager 47608
Michelle Dixon Senior Business Development Manager 49115
Julianne Emborg Business Development Manager 44647
Jim Fraser Senior Business Development Manager 41011
Helen Kelt Senior Business Development Manager 47607
Impact Rachael Barnwell Senior Impact and Engagement Officer (A&H) 42465 (Faculty)
Neil Heckels Senior Policy Engagement & Impact Manager 44641
Dr Sarah Hilton Senior Impact & Engagement Manager (Commercial & Economic) 49307
Lisa Hodgson Policy Engagement & Impact Manager 49204
Dr Victoria Money Senior Impact & Engagement Manager (Commercial & Economic) 44643


Sophie World Communications Officer 46361 (Comms) 45054 (RIS)