Research Services: For queries relating to our world class research environment and reputation please contact the Research Services directorate which provides support to all academics in the University in bidding for and delivering research projects.
Innovation, Impact and Business: For queries relating to innovation and partnerships working, corporate education and degree apprenticeships as well as business development and acceleration please contact our Innovation, Impact and Business directorate.
Phone: 01392 723456
Director of Research Services
Drs Astrid Wissenburg
Astrid has previously held a variety of posts, all with an underlying commitment to making knowledge and research accessible and usable, as widely as possible. She currently is a trustee of the Careers Research and Advisory Centre (CRAC), the UK's leading expert in the field of career development for postgraduate researchers. She was, until 2016, a member of the UUK Open Access Group.
Astrid's previous post was as Director Research, Scholarship and Quality at the Open University (OU) with responsibility for the strategic development of research, enterprise and scholarship; and the quality assurance and enhancement of the University's taught programmes. Astrid joined the OU from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), where she was Deputy Chief Executive and Director for Partnerships and Communications.
Director of Innovation, Impact and Business
Headed by Chris Evans, Innovation, Impact and Business (IIB) ensures that the University continues to make a difference by working collaboratively with industry and partners, proactively supporting the University in making a positive impact locally, nationally and internationally. The IIB Division drives impact, connects partners, creates opportunities and generates value.