Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

This page provides information, resources and key contacts to help develop your research and enterprise projects. Please browse the following links and guides below, and get in touch if we can offer any support.

  • RED Alert: sign up for our weekly email of funding and bidding opportunities
  • Research Resources: information on finding funding and the internal process to apply for research projects
  • Enterprise Resources: information on consultancy work, developing short courses, bidding for research projects, liaison with industry and more
  • Internal funds: information on College and University-wide internal funds for research and enterprise (click link to download).
  • Research Development Events: events for academic and research staff to help stimulate ideas and connections, and provide information on particular funding calls.
  • Researcher Development: courses and workshops for all University academic and research staff.


Key College Posts in RED

Head of Research & Enterprise Partnerships

Clare Hudson 0116 252 3392

Clare develops collaborative and contract research, CPD (short courses) and consultancy projects; leads on strategic external partnerships and events; and wants to hear any issues around research & enterprise support for College academics.

Strategic Research Development Manager

Alan Ashton-Smith 0116 223 1954

 Alan supports the development of large scale research grant applications, and provides advice on research funding and matching project ideas to funders and schemes.

Research Grants Support Managers

Gary Mawby 0116 223 1020 (Archaeology, Law, Education, Museum Studies)

Sobia Aslam 0116 252 3030 (All other schools)

Sobia and Gary approve research grant costings, submit all non-EU research funding applications for the College and negotiate and sign research funding contracts and associated collaboration agreements.

EU Programme Manager

Victoria Hayward 0116 252 5201

Victoria supports the development of large-scale EU grant funding bids across the University.

Consultancy Manager

Josef Walker 0116 252 3390

Josef works alongside all three colleges to identify and develop consultancy projects.

Business Development Manager

Tristram Hughes 0116 229 7880

Tristram develops contract research, CPD, consultancy, collaborative research bids and projects and relationships with business and policymakers.

Business Development Executive (Heritage)

Emma Dwyer 0116 223 1575

Emma develops Heritage sector contract research, CPD, consultancy, collaborative research bids and projects.

Research & Business Development Officer

Jonathan Sheen 0116 229 7320

Jonathan identifies opportunities for funding/bidding; manages internal and external events and supports large-scale research & consultancy bids.

Professional Learning Manager

Guy Peters  0116 252 3701

Guy leads on CPD Development

Contracts Manager

Suzanne Alizart 0116 252 5120

Suzanne negotiates, drafts, approves and sign contracts with our collaborators and customers.

Project Finance Officers

Kathy Billington (Schools of Arts, Media Communication & Sociology, Education and Law)

Daksha Patel (all other schools), 0116 252 5269;

The post-award team report to and prepare claims/invoices for our funders and customers/clients.

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