Research and Enterprise

Director: Vanessa Cuthill

Research Development

Supports academics applying for external research funding, including grants and commercial funding: liaison with funders, dissemination of funding opportunities, project costing and application review, internal demand management and peer review, institutional approvals, interview preparation, negotiation of awards. 


Phone: 01273 873253 or 01273 678318  

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Sussex Research Initiatives

Provides support and manages Sussex internal funding schemes, including the Strategic Development Fund relating to research programmes.

Phone: 01273 877477


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Research Contracts

Drafts, reviews and negotiate Research Contracts and collaboration agreements, including sub-contracts for funded research.

Phone: 01273 873753


Research Finance

Manages post award grants and contracts including funder reporting and audit.

Phone: 01273 872992


Research Quality and Impact

Co-ordinates Research Excellence Framework (REF) preparations and supports the development and promotion of research impact.

Phone: 01273 678363


Research Integrity, Ethics & Governance

Co-ordinates ethical approval processes, research governance and research integrity policies. Also supports investigations into allegations of research misconduct.

Phone: 01273 872748


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Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRO)

Provides professional research management support from grant application to set up for clinical research studies within the NHS, across the Universities of Sussex and Brighton, BSUH and SPFT.  

Phone: 01273 873758


Research Information Systems

Responsible for the provision of management information about the University’s research, including bibliometrics and alternative metrics, as well as support for our research systems.

Phone: 01273 873567


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Innovation & Business Partnerships

Facilitates the transfer of University knowledge to benefit all types of organisations, from multinational non-governmental organisations to local small and medium enterprises. The team supports the development of partnerships, contract research, consultancy and knowledge exchange initiatives, and student entrepreneurship (with Div. of Student Experience). The team also works closely with the Sussex Innovation Centre on commercialisation and local economic development initiatives.

Phone: 01273 872887


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Research Staff Office

Work with colleagues across the University to champion the needs of Research Staff: informing the University’s strategy and policy, and supporting their personal and professional development at each stage of their research career.

Phone: 01273 678709


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