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 Philippa Sams

Philippa Sams

Complex Initiatives Fund Manager



I am the Complex Initiatives Fund Manager within Research Services. My primary focus is to strategically manage the process to allocate resources and funding for the development of complex strategic initiatives across the University. Pro-actively enabling the University to allocate this facilitation fund, providing earlier and more targeted support to develop high-calibre, high value and greater scale proposals which can be rapidly deployed as successful applications or business cases. For more information please visit Complex Initiatives Fund | Research toolkit | University of Exeter.

This will further enable the University to access these opportunities with agility in a broader funding landscape that is changing rapidly. Funding schemes are increasingly designed to embed research support as part of a wider economic and social impact, and as such they are of greater scale, value and  complexity than before.  


BSc Mathematics with Management Sciences


Mar 21- now - Exeter University, Complex Initiatives Fund Manager

2020-Mar 21- Exeter University, GSI Research Development Manager

2013 - 2017 - Met Office, Business Manager Government Services

2012 - 2013 - Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), Team Leader - strategic analysis

2009 - 2012 - Dstl, Strategic Workforce Planner and Graduate Recruitment Manager

2004 - 2009 - Dstl, Team Leader and Operational Analyst 

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Wednesday 12- 4pm

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