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
Sean is Chair of PraxisAuril, the UK's national association for knowledge exchange professionals and a board member of the global Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals (ATTP) which promotes the RTTP World-wide standard. He has been a previous Vice-President of the Association of European Science and Technology Transfer Professionals (ASTP) and a member of the Board of the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership.
Sean has had several Director-level roles at the University of Exeter. He previously worked for national University bodies where he set up and led joint-ventures for commercialising and marketing national and international HE services. He has been Managing Director and Director of several companies.