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Marjaana Suorsa
Development Advisor, University of Turku

Poul Petersen
Senior executive adviser, University of Copenhagen

Stijn Delauré
Policy Offer, European Commission, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Unit

Maryanne Aitken
Executive Director, Research Office, La Trobe University

Patrice Ajai-Ajagbe
Programme Officer, Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

Jan Andersen
Chief Executive Officer, Team Coordinator for Research Support, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Inge Andresen
AU Research Support and External Relations, Aarhus University

Robert Andresen
Director of Research Financial Services, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Simone Apel
Researcher Developer, University of Northampton

María de Jesús Medina Arellano
Research Professor, Legal Research Institute, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

Dr Anthony Atkin
Research Impact Manager, University of Reading

Dr Savita Ayyar
Research Management Consultant, on behalf of the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance

Arwen Bate
Research Development Manager, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Dr Julie Bayley
Director of Research Impact Development, University of Lincoln

Joanne Bentley
Director of Faculty Research Management Services, Yale

Janice Besch
Director of Australia’s NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR)

Dr Bella Blaher
Program Manager, University of Melbourne, Australia

Silke Blohm
Director of Research and Enterprise at SOAS, University of London

Richard Bond
Head of Research Administration, University of the West of England

Josh Brown
Director of Partnerships, ORCID

Dr Lynette Browning
Executive Officer, Central Queensland University Australia

Jean-Claude Burgelman
Head of Unit Open Data Policies & Science Cloud European Commission

Tamsin Burland
Senior co-design Manager in the Research Futures Team, Jisc

Dr Ian Carter
Director, Carter Research Navigation

Yuen Chang
Intellectual Property and Contracts Officer, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Birgit Christensen
Researcher Advisor, Aarhus University Hospital

Jakob Feldtfos Christensen
International Coordinator in International Academic Staff Services, Aarhus University

Dr. Lorna Colquhoun
Director of Research and Innovation Services, University of Southampton

Nicholas Cook
Research Development Manager, University of Bath

Andy Cope
Doctor of Happiness, Art of Brilliance

Dr Vanessa Crosby
Manager of UNSW Library’s Research Reporting Unit

Kay Cunningham
Research Support Manager, Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield

Shona Dale
Research Coordinator, Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Trevor Davis
Executive Director, Research Operations, Simon Fraser University

Hans-Peter Degn
Teaching Associate Professor, School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University

DI Elisabeth Denk
Research Support, Innovation & Technology Transfer, University of Natural Resources & Life Sciences

Caragh Dewis
Director, The Collective Facilitation Ltd

Linsey Dickson
Head of Research Funding, University of Stirling

Gai Doran
Director of Research in the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University

Prof Peter Doyle
Research Environment Lead, London South Bank University

Dr Robin Drennan
Director for Research Development, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits)

Rebecca Endean
Strategy Director UK Research and Innovation

Ellie Farnworth
Strategic Projects Manager, University of Liverpool

Margaret Rees MA DPhil FRCOG

Dr Anders Friberg
Grants Office, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

Dr Elizabeth Gadd
Research Policy Manager (Publications) at Loughborough University

Dr Ipshita Ghose
Research Support Partner in the College of Social Sciences, University of Birmingham

David Goldston
Director of the MIT Washington Office

Ruth Graham
Faculty Research Manager for the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, University of Sydney

Mary Gray
Grants Specialist, Australian National University

Elise Grosser
Director of Research Ethics and Integrity, University of Melbourne

Professor John Gyapong
Vice-Chancellor, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ghana

Jon Hackney

Louise Ejgod Hansen
Associate Professor at School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University

Andreas Hebelmann
Funding Advisor at Technische Universität Braunschweig

Dr Peter Hedges
Dr Peter Hedges Head of the University Research Office, University of Cambridge

Dr Anja Hegen
Senior Adviser for ERC & Large National Interdisciplinary & Inter-sectorial Center Applications, University of Bergen, Norway.

Daniel Hetherington
Head of Research Services, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Emma Hewett
Research & Knowledge Exchange Manager, Royal College of Music

Dawn Hibbert
Head of Research Support. University of Northampton

Dr Mark Hochman
Business Development Manager, Education and Professional Development, ARMS and private consultant

Marita Hoist

Dr Nicki Horsman
Lead HE Analyst, Times Higher Education World Rankings

Dr Danielle Hoyle
Head of Science Services and UK Grants, Babraham Institute

Dr Alex Hulkes
Strategic Lead, ESRC Insights team

Caroline Ingram
Senior co-design Manager in the Research Futures Team, Jisc

Jose Jackson-Malete
Research Management & Food Science Professional, Alliance for African Partnership

Neil Jacobs
Head of scholarly communications research, Jisc

Rob Johnson
Founder and Director, Research Consulting

Alan Johnson
Managing Director, RMS International

Jean Jones
Senior Associate Director for UCSF’s Office of Sponsored Research

Tessa Jones
Manager, Research Development and Graduate Research at Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences

Lucy Jowett
Research Impact Manager, Northumbria University

Dr Eli Katunguka-Rwakishaya
Vice Chancellor, Kyambogo University

Dr Stephen Kemp
Research Funding and Impact Consultant

Alan Kennedy
University of Edinburgh and a researcher (MSCA fellow)

Jessie Kennedy
Edinburgh Napier University

Dr Simon Kerridge
Director of Research Services, University of Kent

Cindy Kiel
Executive Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Administration, University of California

Genny Kiff
CFO for the Wellcome Trust Sanger institute

John Kirkland
Consultant at Universities, International Organisations and Funding Bodies

Anna Kivilehto
Research Advisor, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden

Melanie Knetsch
Strategic Lead for Innovation and Interdisciplinarity, ESRC

Leena Köppä
Coach for Impact & Entrepreneurship at Innovation Services, Tampere University of Technology

Ulrik Korff
Research Support Officer, Aarhus University (AU)

Dr Yordanka Krastev
Clinical Research Manager at MQ Health, Macquarie University

Sukanya Kumar-Sinha
Deputy Director, RCUK India

Dr Farida Lada
Associate University Provost for Research Administration and Compliance at City University of New York (CUNY)

Rachael Lammey
Head of Community Outreach, Crossref

Dr. Jörg Langwaldt
Funding Advisor and Grant Writer, Research Services, Tampere University of Technology

Kathleen Larmett
Executive Director, the National Council of University Research Administrators

Dr Diana Leighton
Head of Research Excellence and Research Strategy within LJMU

Marianne Lewsley-Stier
Head of Culture Campus, University of Hull

Veronica Littlewood
Research Planning Partner, University of Birmingham

Dr David Lomas
Facilitator, Know Innovation

Dr Joffrey Mabuma
Key Account Manager, TEAMWILLE GmbH

Gareth Macdonald
Head of Funding Assurance for the Research Councils UK

Dr Stephanie Maloney
Head of Research and Industrial Partnerships, University of Lincoln

Sapna Marwaha
Head of Research Contracts, Financial & Business Services, University of Nottingham

Ehsan Masood
Knight Science Journalism Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr Maria Maunula
Research Funding Specialist, Service Point for Faculty of Medicine, PET-centre & Centre for Biotechnology, University of Turku, Finland

Xerxes Mazda
Director of Collections, National Museums Scotland

Hamish Mcalpine
Senior Policy Adviser for Knowledge Exchange at HEFCE

Valerie Mccutcheon

Martin McQuillan
Editor of HE for Research Professional

Dr Nicola Meenan
Research Strategy & Policy Officer, University of York

Ashleigh Merriel
HDR Progressions Coordinator, Flinders University

Dr Fiona Millar
Research Development Officer, University of Stirling

Dr Kate Miller
Head of Public Engagement, University of Bristol

Christina Miller
Director, UK Research Office (UKRO)

Alison Mitchell
Director of Development, Vitae

William Mitchell
Strategic Projects and Partnerships Manager (International), Research Policy, University of Liverpool

Norifumi Miyokawa
Senior Research Administrator, Hiroshima University

Kim Moreland
Associate Vice Chancellor, Research and Sponsored Programs, University of Wisconsin

Allen Muyaama Mukhwana
Research Systems Manager, African Academy of Sciences

Pauline Muya
Director of Research Services, University of Leicester

Andy Newnham
College Business Engagement Partner, University of Birmingham

Dr Stefan Forsaeus Nilsson
Research Advisor, Grants Office, Chalmers University Of Technology

Dr Julianne O’Reilly-Wapstra
Associate Director for Researcher Development at the University of Tasmania

Liz Ogilvie
Director, The Collective Facilitation Ltd

Josine Opmeer
Research Development Manager, University of Hull

Mitchell Parker
Research Ethics and Integrity Officer, Aberystwyth University

Alisha Peart
Research Impact Manager (STEM), Northumbria University

Esther Philips
Grant Advisor & EU Project Manager, Institute of Environmental Science, Faculty of Science, Leiden University

Dr David J. Phipps
Executive Director, Research & Innovation Services, York University and Network Director, Research Impact Canada

Claire Pickerden
Collaboration Development Manager, White Rose University Consortium

Susi Poli
Editor, When Equality

Jennifer Ponting
Director, Pre-Award Services in the Office for Sponsored Programs, Harvard University

Megan Power
Monash-Warwick PhD candidate, Centre for Organisational and Social Informatics, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University

Annelies Van Ravestijn
Grant & Funding Manager, Radboudumc- Radboud University

Dr Nicole Rice
Executive Officer, Southern Cross University

PhD Mari Riipinen
University of Turku Framework Conditions for Research, Head of Unit

Sarah de Rijcke
Professor of Science and Evaluation Studies, Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University

Tony Roche
Director of Publishing & Strategic Relationships, Emerald Publishing

Dr Ted Rohr
Director of Research Ethics & Compliance Support, UNSW Sydney

Cassia Roth
MSCA fellow, University of Edinburgh

Shubhra Roy
Funded Research Manager at University of Canberra

Martina Savio
Programme Manager, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Debra Schaller-Demers
Research Outreach and Compliance Director, Memorial Sloan Kettering

Stephanie Scott
Director of Policy & Research Development in Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) of Columbia University

Toby Scott
Facilitator, Know Innovation

Charles Shannon
Imperial College London

Dr Beverley Sherbon
Impact & Evaluation Adviser, Researchfish

Christina Shuttleworth
Academic Associate for the College of Accounting Sciences, University of South Africa

Dr Mirjam Siesling
Senior Grants Officer, Tilburg University

Lorelei Silvester
Programmes Manager for the Capacity Research Unit, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Chiara Singh-Fisher
School Office Manager in the Faculty of Engineering, Bristol University

Cormac Slevin
Projects Officer for Global Research, NYU

Esther De Smet
Senior Research Policy Advisor, Ghent University

Professor Sanjeev K Sobhee
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academia), University of Mauritius

Peter Stephenson
Research Development Manager for the Faculty of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen's

Tania Tambiah
Associate Director (Research Development), RMIT University, Australia

Dr Sarah Tetley
Eastern ARC Officer, University of Kent

Dr Lesley Thompson
Vice President Academic Relations, Elsevier

Ellen Thompson
Lees Accountants

Stefanie Thorne
Head of Research and Enterprise, University Of Suffolk

Dr Margarida Trindade
Head of Science Funding Office, ITQB NOVA

Gayle Mowbray Walters
Director, The Johns Hopkins University

Jaylene Wehipeihana
Business Growth Advisor, University of Auckland

Anders Wennström
Coordinator, Umeå University

Shearer West
Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Nottingham

Prof Gideon De Wet
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University Of Zululand, South Africa

Princess White
University of Maryland

Leila Whitworth
Assistant Registrar (Research) at the University of Oxford

Grace Williams
Engaged Research Manager, University of Exeter

Claire Williams
Research Impact & Partnerships Assistant for the Social Sciences Partnerships, Impact and Knowledge Exchange Team (SSPIKE), University of Sheffield

James Wilsdon
Professor of Research Policy and Director of Research & Innovation in the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Sheffield

Lauren Wilson
Research Systems Manager, University of Stirling

Dr Paul Wong
Senior Data Management Specialist with the Australian National Data Service

Dr Andrew Wray
Senior Knowledge Exchange Manager, University of Bristol

Dr Alfredo Yegros
Researcher & Bibliometric Consultant, CWTS Leiden World Rankings

Mahlet Zimeta
Programme Manager, Alan Turing Institute

Maeva Zimmermann
Research Development Officer, University of Liverpool

Dr. Deborah Zornes
Director, Research Services at Royal Roads University