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Durham University

Research and Innovation Services

Meet the Team

The P&E team provides professional support in the following areas, with significant overlap between each:

  • Business and partnership development: Identifying new partnership opportunities to strengthen the University’s collaborative research, knowledge transfer and impact activity, developing relationships with external bodies, managing existing partnerships.
  • Programme Management and Funding: Managing a suite of internal Impact Funding Programmes including Research Impact Fund, EPSRC and ESRC Impact Acceleration Accounts and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.
  • Support for Research Impact: Working with academic colleagues in all three faculties to support opportunities for their research to have an impact (particularly in the areas of Policy, Arts and Culture and Economic and Commercial impact) and help develop Impact Case Studies for the Research Excellence Framework

Partnerships and Engagement:

Julie Swinbank Head of Partnerships & Engagement 43213
Rachael Barnwell Impact & Engagement Officer (A&H) 42465 (Faculty) / 49307 (RIS)
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
Elaine Grieveson ESRC IAA Business Development Manager 49116
Neil Heckels Senior Policy Engagement & Impact Manager 44641
Dr Sarah Hilton Senior Impact & Engagement Manager (Commercial & Economic) 49307
Lisa Hodgson Policy Engagement & Impact Coordinator 49204
Helen Kelt Senior Business Development Manager 47607
Charlotte Kerr DTP Business Boost Officer 42918 (Faculty) 43211 (RIS)
Dr Victoria Money Senior Impact & Engagement Manager (Commercial & Economic) 44643
Richard Parker-Smith Senior Business Development Manager 49309
Bernadette Robertson Business Development Manager (KTP) 43175
Sophie World Communications Officer 46361 (Comms) 45054 (RIS)