As the KBS Research and Innovation Manager, Jess is responsible for the administrative, operational and strategic aspects of academic staff research activity and the PhD programme. These include funding applications, PhD scholarships, research ethics and the Research Excellence Framework (REF). Jess leads and manages the Research and PhD team, who work to ensure that the School complies with University policies and procedures, and that staff and students are supported.
Jess has previously worked in a number of roles at the university and was most recently an Equality Charters Officer (Athena SWAN) at the Equality Challenge Unit (now AdvanceHE). She is interested in equality and staff/student experiences of typical and non-typical paths through higher education and the research environment.