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Queen's University Belfast

NHRP Key Personnal

 

The Natural Heritage Research Partnership (NHRP) has 6 key personnel involved in management following the “Prince2” model common in Government:
 

Organisation

Name

“Prince2” role

Reports to:

NIEA

Dr Michael Meharg

Senior Responsible Owner

 

Strategic Advisory Panel


 

Mark Wright

Senior User

 

Project Board

 

Emma Dorman

NHRP Project Manager

 

Project Board

Quercus

Prof Christine Maggs

Primary Senior Supplier

 

Project Board


 

Prof. Ian Montgomery

Secondary Senior Supplier


Project Board

 

Dr Neil Reid

NHRP Partnership Manager

 

Project Board

 
 
 
Neil Reid

1) Dr. Neil Reid, Partnership Manager

1)  Natural Heritage Research Partnership, Quercus

  • Co-ordinates the management of the partnership
  • Ensures that all outputs are delivered on time, within budget and to a high standard
  • Develops a dissemination strategy and procedures manual during the lead-in period and implement actions as required
  • Proactively liaises with NIEA to develop the 3 work programmes
  • Facilitates and inputs into Research Cluster Advisory Group meetings
  • Develops high quality specifications for research projects using appropriate scientific techniques
  • Ensures that all work carried out by NHRP staff is to the highest scientific standard
  • Provides monthly updates on the progress of all active projects to the NIEA Project Manager
  • Ensures that quarterly reports on all projects are delivered to a high quality and to agreed deadlines
  • Manages the deployment of staff in the most cost effective and efficient manner
  • Ensure that all staff keep time sheets up to date
  • Maintains accurate records and ensures that all documentation relating to projects is readily available to NIEA
  • Manages the budget and prepares budget forecasts and profiles, as requested from NIEA
  • Proactively liaises with NIEA staff on all aspects of the work
  • Proactively develops partnerships with other organisations which can significantly contribute to the Natural Heritage work programmes outlined in Objective 3
  • Ensures that staff comply with, and are aware of, all relevant H&S regulations
  • Ensures that all relevant licences and consents have been received from NIEA prior to work commencing
  • Chairs some Research Cluster Advisory Groups
  • Reports to Project Board & NIEA Project Manager
  • Seeks prior authorisation from Project Board before making any changes to contract conditions, delivery of objectives, outputs and programmes, timing and budgets of the overall NHRP contract and/or individual research projects
  • In attendance at Strategic Advisory Panel

 

Emma Dorman

2) Emma Dorman, Project Manager

1 ) Natural Heritage Research Partnership, NIEA

  • Ensures compliance with contract conditions, delivery of objectives and outputs
  • Ensures that all outputs are of sufficient quality
  • Ensures that the contract delivers maximum value for money
  • Ensures that the research delivered through the contract meets NIEA business needs
  • Disseminates research findings within NIEA
  • Fosters good working relationships with NHRP staff
  • Seeks opportunities to develop the partnership
  • Carries out performance reviews of the contract in years 4 and 7
  • A ssesses invoices for payment
  • Acts as an observer at interviews for NHRP staff, as necessary
  • Reports to Project Board & Senior Responsible Owner
  • Chairs or attends Research Cluster Advisory Groups
  • In attendance at Strategic Advisory Panel 

 

Prof. Ian Montgomery

3) Prof. Ian W. Montgomery, Quercus Director

     Quercus Director, Queen’s University Belfast     

  • Ensures NHRP staff deliver partnership objectives and outputs
  • Provides support to NHRP core staff
  • May act as academic supervisor on relevant NHRP projects
  • Encourages development of NHRP with external organisations
  • May act as an observer at interviews for NHRP staff, as necessary
  • Member of the NHRP Strategic Advisory Panel
  • Member of the NHRP Project Board

 

Mark Wright

4) Mark Wright, Senior User

1)  Head of Research and Development, NIEA

  • Attends NHRP Project Board meetings
  • In the absence of NIEA Conservation Science Assistant Director, chairs the NHRP Project Board
  • Promotes NHRP within NIEA and beyond
  • Encourages the use of NHRP and linkages with other organisations/research initiatives
  • Ensures broad application and relevance of NHRP to the NH R&D strategies and other appropriate Government R&D strategies and related activities

 

Prof. Christine Maggs

5) Prof. Christine Maggs, Senior Supplier

     Head of the School of Biological Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast     

  • Ensures the School of Biological Sciences complies with the conditions of the NHRP contract
  • Ensures the commitment of the School of Biological Sciences to NHRP required for the successful delivery of the contract
  • Provides support to NHRP core staff and associated academic staff and students
  • Provides overall academic supervision of NHRP projects ensuring they meet the research standards of Queen’s University Belfast
  • Promotes integration of NHRP within the School of Biological Sciences
  • Promotes NHRP work within Queen’s University Belfast
  • Encourages development of NHRP with external organisations
  • May act as an observer at interviews for NHRP staff, as necessary
  • Member of the NHRP Strategic Advisory Panel
  • Member of the NHRP Project Board

 

6) Dr. Michael Meharg, Senior Responsible Owner

1)  Biodiversity Unit Assistant Director, NIEA     

  • Has overall responsibility for ensuring NHRP complies with contract conditions and delivers objectives and outputs
  • Chairs NHRP Project Board
  • Reports to NHRP Strategic Advisory Panel
  • Approves budgets and invoices
  • Approves any variations to the contract conditions, objectives and outputs (subject to DFP approval, as necessary)
  • Approves performance reviews of the contract in years 4 and 7

 

NHRP Chain of Management

NHRP chain of management