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Impact Officer                                 

Kath Kavanagh


Phone:  028 9097 3971

  • Responsible for supporting you to plan for and evidence research impact through: 
  • The development of impact and engagement plans
  • Identifying different pathways to impact
  • Developing and identifying effective ways of collating evidence of impact
  • Delivering events which help you develop impact-related skills.

Business Alliance Manager                              

Kevin Fearon


Phone: 028 9097 1006

  • Research applications involving external partners and companies – eg Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund
  • The ESRC Impact Acceleration Account
  • Strategic Partnership development
  • Queen’s Policy Engagement Initiative including Brexit Clinics and the Queen’s Blog
  • ESRC Festival of Social Science and other public engagement activity such as the Being Human Festival and Imagine Belfast.

Impact Acceleration Account Officer

Alice Neeson


Phone: 028 9097 3046

  • Coordinating the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account
  • Supporting with Queen’s Policy Engagement Initiative.

EU and International Research Manager

Lydia Lepecuchel (interim)


Phone:  028 9097 2552

  • Information, advice and support on European and International research opportunities
  • Working with the Dean of Research, Dean of Internationalisation and DRs on development of EU and International research action plan for the Faculty
  • Northern Ireland Contact Point for Arts Humanities Social Sciences in Europe
  • Development of strategic European and International Partnerships.


Research Development Manager

Peter Stephenson


Phone:  028 9097 3178

  • Support, advice and guidance on UK research funding opportunities
  • Training and support for new staff, including research fellows
  • Oversee Institutional Managed Bids process
  • Support researcher collaboration and networking across and between Faculties.