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Dr Morgane Colleau

Dr Morgane Colleau

Research Development Manager – EU/International


 01392 722922

 Innovation Centre 


Innovation Centre,  University of Exeter,  Rennes Drive,  Exeter,  EX4 4RN, UK

 Office hours:

Mondays-Thursdays, 08:00-17:00 & Fridays, 08:00-11:00



Morgane is a Research Development Manager in the EU/International team. She provides pre- and post-award support to academics applying for EU research grants, particularly Horizon 2020 but also other schemes such as the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF), Interreg, Erasmus+ and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Morgane's role includes advising on the fit of research to particular funding calls, costings, providing feedback on applications, submission of applications to funders, negotiation of contracts and other post-award agreements. She also line-manages several Project Administrators working on some of the larger and more complex EU-funded projects.


BA, Institute of Political Science (“Sciences Po”), Aix-en-Provence, France - First, 2008
MA in Middle East Politics, Politics Department, University of Exeter - Distinction, 2010
PhD in Middle East Politics, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter - 2016

Currently undertaking the ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management


Morgane completed her Undergraduate studies at the Institute of Political Science ("Science Po") in Aix-en-Provence, France. She first came to the University of Exeter via the Erasmus programme. Morgane subsequently completed both her Masters and her PhD in Middle East Politics at the University of Exeter. Her PhD analysed Iran's nuclear policy during the Ahmadinejad presidency (2005-2013).

Following the completion of her PhD studies in 2016, Morgane held several roles within the Doctoral College. She provided administrative and project management support to two Professional Doctoral Programmes within CEDAR for two years. This provided her with experience of engaging with NHS and non-NHS clinical providers. Morgane also worked for the Doctoral College's Quality Development Team and was the PA to both Professor Andrew McRae and Professor Kim Soin, the Dean and the Associate Dean of Postgraduate Research and of the Doctoral College.

Additionally, Morgane worked for Research Services where she provided administrative, financial and project management support to two large scale research grants: 'the AveTransRisk project' (H2020, European Research Council funding) and 'the Animal Research Nexus: Changing Constitutions of Science, Health and Welfare' (Collaborative Award, Wellcome Trust funding).

Morgane subsequently worked for Innovation, Impact and Business (IIB) where she focused on the development of new Degree Apprenticeship programmes at the University of Exeter. She worked closely with colleagues in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences where she supported existing Degree Apprenticeship programmes, particularly the BEng Civil Engineering degree apprenticeship.

Outside work, Morgane volunteers for the Blue Cross, a registered animal welfare charity in the United Kingdom. She cares for the dogs at the Tiverton Centre on Sundays and provides a foster home for a wide range of small animals. In 2019, Morgane was shortlisted as a finalist for the Blue Cross 'Volunteer of the Year' Spirit Award; a recognition of her dedication to helping pets in needs.




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