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Paul Lynch

Paul Lynch

Project Delivery Manager

plynch@bournemouth.ac.uk
(01202) 968265
M404, Melbury House

have worked in universities, three to be precise, since New Kids on the Block were Hanging Tough. At Bournemouth I have worked in roles covering pre-award, post-award, EU and research facilitation.

This role encompasses what I like to call ‘everything’. From the moment a bid has been submitted, if something is happening, it concerns our team . In the modern world this encompasses much more (open access, ethics, data management) than the traditional project management and finances.

From childhood I have been a trail-blaizer in unlikely firsts – first boy to wear tartan trousers, first boy to play netball at junior school, first 15 years old to swap a ‘cool’ record (Japan’s Ghosts) for one, at that time, somewhat less cool (Abba’s Voulez Vous). I think we can see that time has proven me correct in all regards!

Highly approachable and always interested to hear feedback.

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Gary Cowen

Gary Cowen

Finance & Systems Adviser

gcowen@bournemouth.ac.uk
(01202) 968259
M404, Melbury House

I am the Finance & Systems Adviser in the newly formed Project Delivery team. I can offer help/advice on all aspects of research finance, including but not limited to, sales invoicing, VAT, expenditure monitoring, forecasting etc. I also look after the Research Enterprise Database (RED) and pFACT (costing) systems. If you are having access issues or other, I’m the man to sort it out!

Prior to joining BU, I worked in the private sector and for 23 years worked for an engineering company as Management Accountant (6 years) and then Financial Controller (17 years).

Outside of work, my passion is football, either watching (my beloved West Ham Utd), playing or coaching. For the past 10 years I have coached a Burton Youth football team (now U15s). When I’m not on a football pitch, you can usually find me rummaging around second hand record shops looking to add to my already vast collection of vinyl.

Shelly Anne Stringer

Shelly Anne Stringer

Research Outputs advisor

sastringer@bournemouth.ac.uk
(01202) 961205
M404, Melbury House

I am the Research Outputs Advisor responsible for working with academic colleagues to increase output volume, quality and impact, and for championing open access publishing across the institution. And prior to this, I was a Senior Support Officer within the Research & Knowledge Exchange Operations Team responsible for providing professional and specialist advice and support to academic colleagues on all aspects of pre- and post-award R&E activity.

I am also a Bournemouth Media School graduate and in 2008 completed my Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

Outside of work I enjoy running and travelling amongst other things. I’ve completed a couple of marathons and try to embark on plenty of adventures!

Sarah Bell

Sarah Bell

Research Governance Adviser

sarah.bell@bournemouth.ac.uk

(01202) 968262
M402, Melbury House

I am the Research Governance Adviser based within the Research & Knowledge Exchange Office with the responsibility of managing ethics applications for both academic research and postgraduate research (high risk).  If you have a question about how to apply for ethical approval, please get in touch.

Together with the Clinical Governance Adviser, I manage the Online Ethics Checklist (OEC) and Cohort (OEC Admin System).

To keep up to date on Research Ethics @ BU visit the Research Ethics Website.

Suzy Wignall

Suzy Wignall

Clinical Governance Adviser

swignall@bournemouth.ac.uk
(01202) 961073)
M402, Melbury House

I am the Clinical Research Governance Adviser based within the Research & Knowledge Exchange Office with the responsibility of managing ethics applications (Health related) and providing advice for Researchers applying for HRA/NHS REC approvals via the IRAS application process.  If you have a question about applying to the NHS (including BU Sponsorship) or BU ethical approval, please get in touch.

Together with the Research Governance Adviser, I manage the Online Ethics Checklist (OEC) and Cohort (OEC Admin System).

To keep up to date on Research Ethics @ BU visit the Research Ethics Website.

I was previously the Research Governance contact at Dorset County Hospital, and a Clinical Trials Assistant before that at the same Trust for the Urology, Renal and Dermatology portfolios working on NIHR portfolio and commercial research projects.

Before I started working in Research in 2014, I completed a Masters in Screen Translation at the University of Sheffield, and before that undertook a degree in Spanish and Italian at Lancaster University which included a year studying in Spain and taste testing pizza in Italy (whilst studying…). In my spare time I enjoy walking, watching films and listening to music (hopefully at a gig!).

Dean Eatherton

Dean Eatherton

Project Officer (Media & Communications)

deatherton@bournemouth.ac.uk
(01202) 968280
M404, Melbury House

I joined the RKEO team as the Project Delivery Officer for the Media School on the 26th of August 2014. I am responsible for providing professional support and specialist advice to academic colleagues on post-award Media School research and knowledge exchange activity.

Previous to this role I worked in Whitehall as a Government Labour Market Policy Advisor and as a Project Manager for several national demonstration initiatives. I was responsible for providing advice and support to Ministers, colleagues and external organisations on policy development and project activity, aimed at supporting disadvantaged individuals into employment.

Outside of work I enjoy travelling, am trying to learn Mandarin and am a student of Aikido.

Philip Leahy-Harland

Philip Leahy-Harland

Project Office (FoM)

pharland@bournemouth.ac.uk
(01202) 968272
M404, Melbury House

As the project officer for both Business and Tourism I can be found in DG10b on Talbot and at most coffee (and cake) mornings across campuses, in future I aim to publicise days when I will be working from DG10b at the EBC (5th floor hot desks).

Prior to being appointed to this role I joined BU in May 2013 as maternity cover for the Finance & Resources Officer. I have a finance and project management background spanning community interest companies, local government and Royal Mail.

One of my most enjoyable successes (retrospectively, blood and guts at the time) was the sympathetic renovation of a 1600’s cob built cottage on Exmoor using traditional materials and techniques.

Charmain Lyons

Charmain Lyons

Project Administrator (Faculty of Management
and Media & Communications)

clyons@bournemouth.ac.uk

(01202) 968246
M404, Melbury House

I am the Project Administrator within the Research and Knowledge Exchange Office for the Faculty of Management and Media & Communications.

I am responsible for overseeing and monitoring project administration and providing administrative support to the Project Officers and academics for all aspects of activity associated with awarded projects and the management, maintenance and processing of financial documentation.

I have been working at BU since 2010, and excluding a one year secondment in Marketing & Communications, I have worked in RKEO. Before BU I worked in both the private and public sector and my roles included FE course management and coordination, business development, project management, staff training and HR. I also worked as an Events Manager which enabled me to visit some interesting European cities and the USA.

Outside of BU, I am an ESOL Learning Support Assistant and voluntary British Sign Language, English and ESOL Tutor. I also organise and promote Northern Soul, Motown, 60’s & 70’s soul music events.

Alex Morrison

Alex Morrison

Project Officer (Faculty of Science & Technology)

morrisona@bournemouth.ac.uk
(01202) 968250
M404, Melbury House

 

I joined R&KEO (and BU) in December 2015 as an administrator with the goal of moving into Project Management. From August 2016 I have been appointed as the Project Delivery Officer for the Faculty of Science and Technology. My role as the Project Delivery Officer encompasses all aspects of the post-award stage of a research project. I am responsible for providing support to academic colleagues, advising on contracts, managing budgets and helping ensure the project timeline is managed. Previously I worked as an Assistant Manager for a car rental company for 2 years gaining line management experience (we aren’t all bad, honest).

I studied as an undergrad at BU, graduating in TV Production and I look forward to contributing to the growth of BU and its research interests. Outside of work I enjoy working on my car, driving, visiting friends, skiing and diving (not all at once).

Laura Zisa-Swann

Laura Zisa-Swann

Project Officer (Faculty of Science & Technology)

lzisa@bournemouth.ac.uk
(01202) 968264
M404, Melbury House

I am the Project Officer within the Research and Knowledge Exchange Office covering the Faculty of Science. I am responsible for providing professional and specialist advice and support to academic colleagues on all aspects of post-award R&KE activity, including advising on contracts and project deliverables, management of budgets and project management.

Nimisha Prajapati

Nimisha Prajapati

Project Officer (Faculty of Health & Social Sciences)

nprajapati@bournemouth.ac.uk
(01202) 968252
M404, Melbury House

I am now one of two dedicated Project Officers for awarded R&KE projects for The Faculty of Science and Technology.

I have a BA (Hons) degree in Media and Cultural Studies from Nottingham Trent University, and I have several years’ experience working for arts and media companies in the midlands.

Prior to this role, I worked with international students at the University of Birmingham for five years, and after moving to Bournemouth, I spent five years working as a Programmes Administrator in the Faculty of Science and Technology.

Outside of work, I enjoy all things craft related – knitting, sewing, crochet, and upholstery! I’ve also dabbled in painting, pottery, felt-making, textile crafts and glass-bead making! I love craft! I also love going for walks, reading, and gardening.

Joanne Schofield

Joanne Schofield

Project Administrator (FHSS and FST)

jschofield@bournemouth.ac.uk

(01202) 968239
M404, Melbury House

I’m a Project Administrator within the Research & Knowledge Exchange Office, working predominantly on post-award projects for the Faculties of Health & Social Sciences and Science & Technology. I manage the administration of externally-funded UK- and EC-funded projects as well as managing, maintaining and processing financial documentation.

My other roles also include  support for BRIAN – Bournemouth Research Information and Networking – an online system that captures all the publication and professional activity details of BU academics.

After graduating from Liverpool John Moores University, I worked for a number of different companies in a number of wide-ranging positions, latterly working for the Civil Service. I have had a variety of roles throughout my career, starting initially in administration and progressing to take responsibility for stand-alone projects and office management.

In my spare time I enjoy travelling to exotic places, eating out with friends, cooking and going to the cinema.