Thanks Melinda and Simon – I agree with Laura (so glad you visited us at UniMelb), this is a fabulous post. It's a great way to connect and reconnect with people and I'm looking forward to your PRA 2021 session.
I'm Bry (Bryony Wakefield) from Australia. I enjoy working as the Director, Research Development, in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne. This means I get to work with a great group of people, providing support in the areas of research strategy, governance, collaboration and funding and research performance. I've been working in higher education for ~20 years. I thoroughly enjoy working in research administration/management and seeing our profession grow.
Post threads such as this are a reminder of how fortunate we are to be able to reach out, support and learn from each other. Also currently really enjoying Simon's tweets of his dog Violet and her three gorgeous puppies. On the personal side I enjoy gardening, going for walks, catching up with friends for good conversation/laughs - goodness, is this what real speed dating is like!
Look forward to seeing you in the virtual world at PRA.
I thought Carrie had an interesting background, but you have set the bar really high there!
Looking forward to connecting!
Dr Simon Kerridge
Director of Research Policy & Support
Research and Innovation Services
University of Kent
and Board member, European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA);
Member, Journal of Research Administration (JRA), Author Fellowship Programme (AFP) committee;
Editor, Journal of Research Management and Administration (JoRMA);
Immediate Past Chair, Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA)
Research Administration as a Profession?
Check out the RAAAP project: https://inorms.net/activities/raaap-taskforce/
Or the latest article: http://www.ncura.edu/Portals/0/Docs/RMR/2018/v23_n_1_Kerridge_Scott.pdf
Hi everyone, this is such a great post - it's nice to "meet" you all! My name is Carrie Manning, and I am an International Funding Manager at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. I am very new to research administration, & the international funding landscape as a whole, so having forums and networks such as NCURA has been really helpful. I've only been at Strathclyde for just over a year, but prior to that I have 10 years' experience working for non-profits in areas including income generation, business development and bid writing etc. I've found that I love working for a university, but everyday really is a school day for me! :) Strathclyde itself is an international technological university, established as 'the place of useful learning' in 1796, and works across areas including: Energy; Advanced Manufacturing & Materials; Measurement Science & Enabling Technologies; Ocean, Air & Space; Health & Wellbeing; Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Society & Policy. My role is to support our academics across our 4 faculties (Engineering; Humanities & Social Sciences; Science; and Business) to identify and apply for international funding beyond the EU with a focus on North America & Asia. So if anyone in these areas are keen to establish any research links/collaborations with Strathclyde please do get in touch!
Outside of work, I enjoy travelling (although sadly haven't been able to do much of that in this role due to Covid!); reading, photography and trying to upcycle furniture (I recently moved house & there really is nothing else to do in the midst of lockdown!)
Hoping everyone is safe and well and that we get to connect either online or in person soon. Thanks, Carrie
Welcome on board! You have a really interesting background – looking forward to connecting – and yes "every day is a school day" – that's for sure!
All the best
Hi everyone,Looking forward to joining tomorrow's virtual PRA meeting - my name is Carolyn Fernandez, I am a Senior Grants Specialist for Internal Medicine, Department of Education at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. My research administration group currently oversees pre and postaward federal, foundation and industry grants and contracts for 6 of the 19 divisions under Internal Medicine (with a view to expanding to take on more). I have been in research administration for 6 years and although my focus is now largely on NIH, DoD, pharmaceutical and medical foundation grants, I also have prior experience with NSF, NASA, USGS and industry grants from my time at Saint Louis University. As the state's top R1 institution partnered with the #1 hospital in Missouri, Barnes Jewish Christian Hospital, locally WUSTL is often referred to as the 800lb research gorilla in the middle of St. Louis. Our faculty secure a huge variety of international collaborations around the world. We enjoy a wide reach!
Fun facts: I'm half Thai, half Iraqi, born and raised in London, England and have lived in the US with my husband for just over a decade. I have a rambunctious 11yr old miniature schnauzer named Heidi, who takes up a lot of my attention! Outside of doggy parenting, my hobbies involve international travel, running, lifting, hiking and paddleboarding. I graduated in 2000 with an undergraduate in English Studies but am now also taking my shot at a second Bachelor of Science in Psychology & Neurological Sciences. As if I'm not already busy enough! What's one more extra piece of baggage to carry!?Simon - remind me to tell you about my fleeting membership at University of Kent in Canterbury :) :)Best,
Looking forward to joining today's virtual PRA meeting.
I am Stefania E. Grotti, Head of Research Office at Politecnico di Milano, in Italy.
Politecnico di Milano is a public university established in 1863, which trains engineers, architects and industrial designers. Education is at bachelor, master and Ph.D. level.
Politecnico di Milano is a leading technological research university combining excellence in basic and theoretical research and first-rate research infrastructures that provide the possibility of a wide range of experimental, theoretical and modeling research. The main areas are of engineering, architecture and design. In 2021, the ranking "by Subject" listed the Politecnico di Milano among the world top 20 in all three specific areas: 20th in Engineering, 10th in Architecture, and 5th in Design. In the Italian panorama, the university confirms its position as the first technical university.
I've now 20 years of experience as a Research Manager at Politecnico di Milano, most of it as a Manager and Coordinator, with a strong focus on international aspects and networking.
During all these years I've worked on funding and financial management.
Thanks to a national and international experience on complex projects, I developed during these years extensive knowledge in the Organisational HR Field suitable for transnational and diverse Research Contexts (academic and industry).
I'm involved in several European and extra-EU networks covering active roles in Boards and other groups. Networking is my main focus and best practice exchange is my passion.
Dott. Stefania E. Grotti
Head of Unit
RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32
Tel: +39.02.2399 2077
Looking forward to the PRA conference and meeting all of you! I have been in research administration for over 20 years, and I am looking forward to building a stronger network of peers in the global community. This network will enhance the opportunity to collaborate together on various levels.
Have a great conference!
Robyn B. Remotigue, MPPA, CRA | Director
Office of Research Services
School of Public Health
a: 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd., EAD 731, Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Please be advised that SPH Office of Research Services Team is working remotely in response to COVID-19.