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Research and Enterprise Directorate Contacts

The Research and Enterprise Directorate is comprised of nine teams. They include Business Alliance, Commercial Development, Consultancy and Technical Services, Contracting, KTP and Business Networks, Research Development, Research Governance and Research Policy and the Director's Office. 

About the Research and Enterprise Directorate

The role of the Research and Enterprise Directorate is to help secure the University’s vision for excellence and impact in its research and enterprise activities.

We facilitate high-quality academic research through developing research strategy and policy, supporting researchers to access funding and form new collaborations, and managing governance procedures, research information systems and the contracting process. We also work with University colleagues, students, industry and the community to provide support from the conception of an idea or technology through to a range of knowledge exchange and commercialisation outcomes.

Working together, we aim to provide holistic support to researchers and a ‘one stop shop’ for external partners.

The Directorate has nine teams, each specialising in a different area of support, much of which is structured on a Faculty-facing basis.

Director’s Office

Director of Research and Enterprise

Mr Scott Rutherford

02890 97 2565


Director of Innovation

Mr Brian McCaul

02890 97 1520


Programme Manager

Mr Nicholas Blease

02890 97 2584


Executive Assistant

Mr Iain Kennedy

02890 97 2551