Ruth Stansfield

Ruth Stansfield

Ruth Stansfield

Senior Commercial and Business Programmes Manager - Portfolio and Programmes


Ruth Stansfield manages the Innovation, Impact and Business (IIB) external funding portfolio which comprises a number of external projects from a range of funders including:

  • Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)
  • European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

External funding is used to support new initiatives and academics working with business on interdisciplinary projects.

Ruth is responsible for the monitoring, regulation and reporting on these externally funded projects, and for all of IIB's budgets to enable strategic financial decision making, analysis and management of financial risks and optimisation of the use of the many different funding streams.

Ruth is also responsible for collating data for the HE Business and Community Interaction Survey on behalf of the University.


Ruth joined the University in 1997 working in Research Accounting and, later joined what became IIB in 1999.

Prior to joining the University Ruth worked for five years as an Internal Auditor for a number of local authorities in the South West. She also has worked for companies in the motor, retail and telecommunications industries in a financial and administrative role.

Ruth has a BA in Humanities and is a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians.

Contact details

Telephone 01392 722373
Building Innovation Centre Phase 2
Address Innovation, Impact and Business
University of Exeter (Streatham Campus)
Innovation Centre Phase 2
Rennes Drive
Devon EX4 4RN
Days worked Monday to Thursday