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Dr Bridget Sealey

Dr Bridget Sealey

Senior Impact and Partnership Development Manager - Government and Society


 Innovation Centre 


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



Bridget manages the new sector-focused Government and Society team to support impact development, research collaboration with external partners and income generation across the University. She also leads the sub-theme area ‘Education’.

Bridget is the Innovation, Impact, and Business (IIB) Business Partner for the College of Social Sciences and International Studies.


Prior to joining Exeter, Bridget worked at Plymouth University where she was Head of Research Strategy and Development. She supported the Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research in the delivery of the University's research strategy and the development of the University research environment. She held particular responsibility for the planning and management of the University's Research Assessment (REF) process.

Before taking on this role she worked as a Project Manager supporting the Knowledge Transfer Partnership scheme.

Until 2010 Bridget worked for Elton Sponsorship Ltd, a consultancy that supports the development of income generation and partnership strategies. Clients included the British Council, the Environment Agency and Brintex events.

Bridget began her career at Exeter University in 2003, where she taught Film Studies.

Bridget has a PhD in Film Studies, MA in European Film Studies and a BA in French, all from the University of Exeter. Her research interests included French political culture, gender, genre and 1970s cinema.

Prior to her current role, Bridget worked as a Research Development Manager where she had responsibility for the Leverhulme Trust and ESRC portfolios.

In addition to this, she was involved in the University’s strategic initiatives and provided support for two Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) Themes – Environment and Sustainability and Science, Technology and Culture.


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