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 Sarah Ashton

Sarah Ashton

Environment & Sustainability Institute Manager and Research Development Manager

 01326 253756

 Environment and Sustainability Institute 


Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK

 Office hours:

Mon (8.00-2.45) /Tues (8.30-17.15)/Weds (9.00-2.45)/Thurs (9.00-2.45)/ Friday (9.00-12.30)


Sarah is a member of the Cornwall Research Services team. She undertakes a split role as ESI Institute Manager and Research Development Manager (RDM). As Institute Manger, she provides wide ranging support to the ESI Director and academic community to develop and coordinate activities within the ESI. In her RDM role, she supports academics with the development of research grant applications. She is available to discuss funding opportunities, help with budgeting and costings, provide feedback on proposals and manage the submission of applications to funders.

Sarah has worked at the University since 2007 within the IIB team (previously Research & Knowledge Transfer) and the College of Life & Environmental Sciences as a Research Manager. Prior to joining the University as a member of staff, Sarah studied her MSc within the Biosciences department.


MSc Biodiversity and Conservation, University of Exeter

BSc Oceanography with Marine Biology, University of Southampton



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