Dr Diana Leighton

Head of Research Excellence and Research Strategy within LJMU

Dr Diana Leighton is Head of Research Excellence and Research Strategy within LJMU’s Research & Innovation Services (RIS). The role has many facets (including REF, strategy and performance evaluation), but has an overarching objective to promote a strong and developmental research culture across the University, including continuous improvement in the quality and impact of LJMU’s research outputs. Diana has been in in-post for six years, having previously held Faculty and School-based research management roles since 2000. Diana holds two doctorates (one science-based, the other in the social sciences), has an MBA and started her academic journey as a sport science undergraduate.

Sessions

Session Developing Early-career Researchers
Room Moorfoot
Time 15:45 - 17:00
Date Tuesday 5th June, 2018
Theme Researcher Development
Style Panel
Speakers Simone Apel - Researcher Developer, University of Northampton
Prof Peter Doyle - Research Environment Lead, London South Bank University
Dr Margarida Trindade - Head of Science Funding Office, ITQB NOVA
Dr Diana Leighton - Head of Research Excellence and Research Strategy within LJMU

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