Dr Katie Finch

Living Systems Institute (LSI) Research Manager


To support the LSI Director to drive forward a research strategy for the new Living Systems Institute (LSI) that is committed to strengthening and expanding our outstanding and impactful research.

The LSI Research Manager will coordinate Professional Service support to optimise and diversify research income streams and explore opportunities for project development. They will coordinate support for LSI from the Research Services, Innovation, Impact and Business, Global Engagement and Development, and Communication and Marketing Professional Service teams.


Katie has a background of 10 years in research funding and policy. Previously she worked for the Medical Research Council where she managed the MRC’s portfolio of funding for large population cohorts. Prior to this role, Katie held positions at the EPSRC and at University College London where she supported STEMM researchers applying for funding from a variety of national and international sources.

Katie has an MSci in Geology and PhD in mineral surface chemistry.

Contact details

Email k.j.finch@exeter.ac.uk
Telephone 01392 724356
Building Innovation Centre Phase 2
Address Research Services
University of Exeter (Streatham Campus)
Innovation Centre Phase 2
Rennes Drive
Devon EX4 4RN
Days worked Monday to Thursday