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Cluster teams

Cluster Teams and Department Leads

Our Cluster Teams are Research Development and Management and Research Finance specialists who provide research development and management support and advice to academics. They do this across the research project lifecycle from idea to impact, supporting both the research development and financial elements. This includes identifying funding opportunities, coordinating bid development and costings, and supporting live projects and post project activities.

For all notifications of plans to apply for grant applications, including very early stage ideas, please add these to the T1 system as a new research idea. Guidance on Adding research project ideas to T1 is available here.

For all day-to-day enquiries contact: ESE-ResearchCluster@exeter.ac.uk  

Cluster Lead (and point of escalation): VacantCharlotte Murphy in the interim c.j.murphy@exeter.ac.uk  

Faculty Finance lead: Ryan Mills: R.K.Mills@exeter.ac.uk  

 

 Department Leads

DepartmentDepartment Lead
Computer Sciences Emma Roberts
Engineering

Julie Mason

Geography Suzannah Laver
Mathematics and Statistics Emma Roberts
Physics and Astronomy Daniel Chiswell 
University of Exeter Business School (UEBS) Helen Bell
Institute of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (IDSAI) Emma Roberts
Global Sciences Institute (GSI) Suzannah Laver

  

Specialist funder expertise and FAN support 

Funder

Funder Advisory Network (FAN) Support

EPSRC                                                          

Daniel Chiswell 

NERC (Exeter) Suzannah Laver
Royal Academy Julie Mason
STFC Daniel Chiswell 

For all day-to-day enquiries contact: HASS-ResearchCluster@exeter.ac.uk  

Cluster Lead (and point of escalation): Kevin Sales – K.Sales@exeter.ac.uk 

Faculty Finance lead: Emma ClarkeE.J.Clarke@exeter.ac.uk  

  

Department Leads 

DepartmentDepartment Lead
Archaeology and History Claire Keyte
Classics, Ancient History, Religion and Theology Claire Keyte
Communications, Drama and Film Pam Gurney
English and Creative Writing Pam Gurney
Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies Kevin Sales (interim)
Languages, Cultures and Visual Studies Kevin Sales (interim)
Law School Kevin Sales (interim)
Social and Political Sciences, Philosophy and Anthropology Pam Gurney
School of Education Kevin Sales
Societies and Cultures Institute (SCI) Kevin Sales

 

Specialist funder experise and FAN support  

Funder

Funder Advisory Network (FAN) Support

AHRC Claire Keyte
British Academy Pam Gurney
ESRC Kevin Sales
Wellcome Trust (Medical Humanities) Claire Keyte
 

For all day-to-day enquiries contact: HLS-ResearchCluster@exeter.ac.uk  

Cluster Lead (and point of escalation): Roz Harrison – R.D.Harrison@exeter.ac.uk 

Faculty Finance lead: Tina Sale: T.L.Sale@exeter.ac.uk  

 

Department Leads

DepartmentDepartment Lead
Biosciences

Sarah Donovan

Clinical and Biomedical Sciences Lucy Carpenter
Health and Care Professions Stephanie Fletcher
Health and Community Sciences Natalie Stone
Psychology Stephanie Fletcher
Public Health and Sports Sciences Ray Perrins
Centre for Medical Mycology (CMM)

Vicki Dunn 

Living Systems Institute (LSI)/ Centre for Medical Mycology (CMM)

Matt Amesbury

 

Specialist funder expertise and FAN support 

Funder

Funder Advisory Network (FAN) Support

BBSRC                                                                 

Sarah Donovan

MRC Lucy Carpenter
NIHR Natalie Stone
Wellcome Trust Vicki Dunn

For all day-to-day enquiries contact: Cornwall-ResearchCluster@exeter.ac.uk  

Cluster Lead (and point of escalation): Chloe Onoufriouc.onoufriou@exeter.ac.uk 

 

Department Leads

DisciplineDiscipline Lead
Ecology and Conservation Jane Rowe
Earth and Environmental Sciences Jen Siggs
Engineering (Cornwall) Jen Siggs
HASS Penryn  Chloe Onoufriou (interim); Annie Sheen (currently on maternity leave)
 University of Exeter Business School (UEBS) (Cornwall) Chloe Onoufriou 
ECEHH Jane Rowe
Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) Sarah Ashton 

 

Specialist funder experise and FAN support 

Funder

Funder Advisory Network (FAN) Support

NERC (shared with ESE)

Chloe Onoufriou 

Leverhulme Trust Jane Rowe

For all day-to-day enquiries contact: EU-Int-ResearchCluster@exeter.ac.uk  

Cluster Lead (and point of escalation): Enda Clarkee.clarke@exeter.ac.uk 

 

Specialist funder experise and FAN support

Funder

Funder Advisory Network (FAN) Support

EU Enda Clarke
GCRF Enda Clarke
NIH Enda Clarke

 

There are five cluster teams who each have enhanced funder expertise (see above). Three are faculty facing (ESE, HLS and HASS Clusters) and support Exeter-based academics within those faculties, one provides specific support for Cornwall-based academics  (Cornwall cluster) and we have one cluster that specialises in specific support grants for EU and major international funding bodies across all areas (EU & International Cluster) 

Clusters also contain specific faculty/ funder facing roles and responsibilities: 

  • Cluster Leads: Cluster leads lead the funder clusters and are the point of escalation for project based concerns, For faculty-facing clusters, the cluster lead works with the APVC-R&I to strategically manage the project portfolio 

  • Faculty Finance Leads: Each faculty-facing cluster has a faculty finance lead who supports the head of finance in each faculty with financial planning associated with the research portfolio 

  • Department/ Institute Leads: All departments and University Research Institutes have a named Research Development contact who works with the DoRIs/ Institute Manager to support the strategic development of their research portfolio  

  • Funder Expertise: Funder clusters have responsibility for having the strategic expertise and understanding of the University’s profile with specific major funders. Whilst individual bids are supported appropriately across all our clusters (depending on PI homing) the support for the Funder Advisory Networks (FANS) and for specific understanding of the funder sits with specific clusters.