I am a member of the Physics Department Research Facilitation Team. Along with my Facilitator colleagues, my role is to assist with all aspects of applying for research funding, such as providing:
• advice on funder strategies and schemes,
• training for applicants,
• budget planning and costing,
• feedback on documents before submission.
I took up the facilitation role in November 2018 – returning to the Department where I had studied for my Physics undergraduate degree and Astrophysics DPhil many years before! I'm very happy to be contacted for an informal chat, particularly by those needing information about funding and support for their career development plans.
I also coordinate the PostDoc mentoring activities within the Department. I'm a Mental Health First Aider and member of Physics Thrive, a team committed to supporting good mental health.
In previous posts in my career I have worked for the EPSRC and for other Universities, particularly specialising in science project management, funding and policy roles.
I am being sponsored by the University to undertake my Level 5 Professional Coaching qualification. Whilst in training, and in order to achieve my accredited status, I am required to undertake 50 hours of coaching practice. To this end, I am always very pleased to discuss working with University colleagues who are looking for a coach to help them unpick challenging situations, to better define their goals and explore options for reaching them.
If you’d be interested in finding out more about being coached – please email, and I’ll send you an information sheet and further details.