Introducing Jason Edwards: Funding Development Officer for HSC

I am the Funding Development Officer for the school of Health and Social Care. My role involves supporting academic colleagues in applying for possible research money. I aim to assist academic colleagues with funder guidance, terms and conditions and with the financial aspects of the bidding process.

In my previous role, I was a Research Assistant/ Hourly Paid Lecturer in Criminology that allowed me to gain experience in writing bids to the Leverhulme Trust and ESRC. I recently have been published in the area of drug misuse with topics relating to mephedrone and violence, non-fatal overdose and the causal connection between drugs and crime.

I have a first class honours degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice and I was awarded the Jordan Vincent Allen for the most outstanding student in Criminology from the University of Glamorgan.

Outside of work my interests are are mostly around sport. I used to play a lot of rugby but now I am more focused on squash, rock climbing, mountaineering and snowboarding. I also enjoy playing the guitar and have played in several rock bands.