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Valerie West

Research Manager

I am a Research Manager with a role divided into three distinct areas of responsibility. 

1. I facilitate departmental support for grant applications, liaising closely with applicants, the Associate Head of Department for Research and the Finance Team to ensure any grant submissions are optimal. I support the Unit of Assessment 4 (Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience) Coordinator for REF 2021 in coordinating our submission, in particular around eligibility, outputs and environment. I am the Open Access Monitor for the Department of Psychiatry and provide support around Symplectic and ORA. (2.5 days pw)

2. I project manage the Ethics Accelerator project of Professor Ilina Singh , working closely with Dr Alexandra Almeida. (1.5 days pw)

3. I have a coordinating oversight of the projects of Professor Alan Stein. My responsibilities include constructing detailed funding applications and costings, managing ethical review and regulatory issues of a number of projects, and planning the staffing of multiple studies. I manage the Research Administrator for the team, Gemma Brock. (1 day pw)