What we do

Our Aims:

  • Increase the volume and quality of grant applications submitted by the College of Science
  • Support research impact through proactive engagement with the Colleges’ research users
  • Deliver the Colleges’ strategic research plans<, including preparations for the Research Excellence Framework 2020

The Science Hub covers the academic disciplines of Bioscience, Computer Science, Geography, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

Shaun Richardson

Shaun

Hub Manager

Manages and leads the Hub activity based on strategic priorities and targets of the College, working closely with research managers within the College and central Professional Service Units. 

 

 

 

Telephone: 01792 (29) 5564 / Email: s.d.richardson@swansea.ac.uk
Location: Room 016, Margam Building

Chris Beynon

Chris

Research Development Officer

Mapping College strategic research priorities to funding opportunities in liaison with the Director of Research and Heads of Departments: building networks with core Funding Organisations. First point of contact for staff preparing funding applications. Responsibility for verification and sign-off of grant applications, and guidance and direction to the Research Support Adviser(s)

Normal working days: Monday, Wednesday and Friday

 

Telephone: 01792 (29) 5015 /  Email: c.beynon@swansea.ac.uk
Location: Room 011, Margam Building

Amy Rowland

Amy

Bid Writer

  • Responsibility for polishing major research bid drafts, as directed  by the Senior Bid Writer, Hub Manager or Research Development Officer.
  • To provide guidance and support to Principal Investigators in crafting higher quality applications focusing on clarity and effective communication.
  • To provide non-specialist feedback on scientific cases and generic background information to aid application development.

 

Telephone: 01792 (60) 2437 / Email: a.rowland@swansea.ac.uk
Location: Room 011, Margam Building

Jenna Hopkins

Jenna

Research Support Advisor

Local point of contact for advice on all financial matters and  general University and external procedures relating to funding applications. To provide expert support and training to Principal Investigators in the use of the Award Management System (AMS) to create  and check project costings. General assistance to successful applicants and Professional Service staff to progress contract negotiation and award

Mathematics, Physics and Biosciences

Working days:  Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Telephone: 01792 (60) 4443 / Email: j.k.hopkins@swansea.ac.uk
Location: Room 011, Margam Building

Barbara Usher

Barbara

Research Support Advisor

Local point of contact for advice on all financial matters and  general University and external procedures relating to funding applications. To provide expert support and training to Principal Investigators in the use of the Award Management System (AMS) to create  and check project costings. General assistance to successful applicants and Professional Service staff to progress contract negotiation and award.

Geography and Computer Science

Working days:  Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

Telephone: 01792 (60) 6371/ Email: b.e.c.usher@swansea.ac.uk
Location: Room 011, Margam Building

Rhian Melita Morris

Rhian Melita Morris

Impact and Engagement Officer

  • Supporting and driving the impact agenda. 
  • Embedding a culture of change towards impact and engagement in the college and with external partners, business and the public.
  • Coordinating the impact submission of REF 2020.
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Champion.

 

Telephone: 01792 (60) 6516 / Email: r.m.morris@swansea.ac.uk 
Location: Room 014, Margam Building

Meghan Morris

Meghan

Project Portfolio Manager (PPM)

  • The PPM conducts oversight management of all major College of Science projects in delivery. 
  • Responsible for fostering and growing the project management community and culture within the College, for administering risk assessment processes and also ensuring that more active risk management is conducted across the College.
  • Working days:  Mon, Tues, Wed and Thurs

 

Telephone: 01792 (51) 3726 / Email: m.c.morris@swansea.ac.uk
Location: Major projects Team, PSPU, Singleton Abbey

Manon Barbier

Manon

Contracts Officer

  • Local point of contact for providing legal advice and support regarding research contracts and other legal documentation. 
  • In charge of legal negotiations with collaborators and other partners.

 

 

 

Telephone: 01792 (60) 2896 / Email: m.l.c.barbier@swansea.ac.uk
Location: Room 2462nd Floor, Talbot Building, Singleton Campus

Kelly Rees

Kelly

External Contracts Officer

Provide support to European Projects and P.I.’s after they have had a grant awarded. This includes support on all areas of compliance, the claims process, audits, and liaising with WEFO.

 

 

 

Telephone: 01792 (60)6345 / Email: K.J.Rees@swansea.ac.uk
Location: Room 240, Talbot Building

Sue Davies

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Procurement Officer

  • Key procurement contact for the Hub, providing advice, guidance and support.
  • Developing positive and constructive relations with Hub and college staff, to ensure early involvement in funding applications which will facilitate the appropriate procurementprocess within optimum timescales.

 

 

Telephone: 01792 (29) 5890 / Email: sue.davies@swansea.ac.uk
Location: Room F04, 1st Floor, Finance Building, Singleton Campus