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

Arwen Bate
Research Development Manager, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Dr John Baumann
Associate Vice President for Research Compliance, Indiana University

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

Andy Cope
Doctor of Happiness, Art of Brilliance

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

Linsey Dickson
Head of Research Funding, University of Stirling

Rebecca Endean
Strategy Director UK Research and Innovation

Elizabeth Gadd
Research Policy Manager (Publications) at Loughborough University

David Goldston
Director of the MIT Washington Office

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

Andreas Hebelmann
Funding Advisor at Technische Universität Braunschweig

Dawn Hibbert
Head of Research Support. University of Northampton

Dr Jane Hobson
Manager of the Research Grants Team, Cancer Council NSW

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

Dr Alex Hulkes
Strategic Lead, ESRC Insights team

Dr Stephen Kemp
Research Funding and Impact Consultant

Dr Simon Kerridge
Director of Research Services, University of Kent

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

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

Sukanya Kumar-Sinha
Deputy Director, RCUK India

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

Ehsan Masood
Knight Science Journalism Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Xerxes Mazda
Director of Collections, National Museums Scotland

Christina Miller
Director, UK Research Office (UKRO)

Alison Mitchell
Director of Development, Vitae

Norifumi Miyokawa
Senior Research Administrator, Hiroshima University

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

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

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

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

Shubhra Roy
Funded Research Manager at University of Canberra

Martina Savio
Programme Manager, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Dr Beverley Sherbon
Impact & Evaluation Adviser, Researchfish

Dr Mirjam Siesling
Senior Grants Officer, Tilburg University

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

Esther De Smet
Senior Research Policy Advisor, Ghent University

Dr Sarah Tetley
Eastern ARC Officer, University of Kent

Shearer West
Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Nottingham

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

Mahlet Zimeta
Programme Manager, Alan Turing Institute