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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.

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.

Joanne Schofield

Joanne Schofield

Project Administrator (Media & Communications)

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 Media School. 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 working as the Committee Clerk for the University Research Ethics Committee and Panel Clerk for the two Research Ethics Panels at the University and 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.

Sarah Bell

Sarah Bell

Research Governance Adviser

sarah.bell@bournemouth.ac.uk

(01202) 968262
M404, Melbury House

I am the Research Governance and Ethics Adviser within the Research & Knowledge Exchange Office.

I am secretary to both Research Ethics Panels – Science, Technology & Health and  Social Science & Humanities and the University Research Ethics Committee.

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.

Charmain Lyons

Charmain Lyons

Project Administrator (Faculty of Management)

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.

I am responsible for overseeing and monitoring project administration and providing administrative support to the Project Officer 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.

Sara Mundy

Sara Mundy

Project 
Administrator
(Faculty of Science & Technology and Health & Social Sciences)

smundy@bournemouth.ac.uk

(01202) 968253
M404, Melbury House

I joined Research and Knowledge Exchange in October 2013 as a Project Administrator, providing support for all awarded R&KE projects.

My previous work experience has all been in the Private sector mainly in banking and insurance.

Outside of work I play Netball competitively on a weekly basis, which I have been doing for nearly 30 years, and am also the team captain and have enjoyed varied success, but recently been promoted from division 4 to division 3 in the Bournemouth Netball League. I have recently volunteered to be the BU Varsity Netball Team Patron. I also enjoy going on foreign holidays with my partner and my 14 year old son. We have a 1 year old Labradoodle called Ziggy and we enjoy long walks along the beach with him.

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).

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.

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!

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.