Research and knowledge exchange

Research Staff Working Group

The Research Staff Working Group oversees the delivery of provision for research
staff, including their career development, within the context of delivery to the University’s
Strategic Plan.

This group has now been renamed to the Researcher Development Concordat Steering Group, for more info please see

The Research Staff Working Group

The Research Staff Working Group uses the University's Strategic Plan and the principles of the UK Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers as a framework to inform developments to University policy and practice to enhance the experiences and support for Sussex researchers.

The Research Staff Working Group reports to both the University’s Research and Knowledge Exchange and People Culture and Inclusion Committee.

Research Staff Working Group Terms of Reference_Reviewed April 2019 [PDF 108.36KB]



            The Concordat to support Researchers

Previous membership 

Dr Erika Mancini (Chair)

Director of Research Staff Development

Parveen Mungroo (Secretary)   

Research Staff Officer

Sue Angulatta

Director of Research & Enterprise

Sharon Neal

Assistant Director of Culture and Inclusion (Nominee of Director of Human Resources)


Early Career Researcher Lead (Life Sciences)

Dr Daniel Campbell-Meiklejohn

Early Career Researcher Lead (Psychology)

Dr Natasha Sigala

Early Career Researcher Lead (BSMS)

Dr Lily Asquith

Early Career Researcher Lead (MPS)

Dr John Maule

Research Staff Representative (Psychology)

Dr Matthew Day

Research Staff Representative (Life Sciences, Genome Damage & Stability) 

Dr Monika Chugh

Research Staff Representative (Life Sciences, Biochemistry)

Gemma Harman

School Administrator (MPS)

Prof Constantin Blome

Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange (Business School)


Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange

Prof Kate O'Riordan

Head of School (MFM)

Governance and Organisation

The diagram below illustrates the reporting lines for research staff matters.

Sussex Research Staff Reps Group within the University governance structure


Contact Us


T: 01273 877979

Research Staff Office, Research and Enterprise Services, Level 1, Falmer House, University of Sussex, BN1 9QF

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