Research and knowledge exchange

Key contacts for research staff


Dr Hayley Cordingley 

Research Staff Officer

Hayley manages the daily activities of the Research Staff Office and co-ordinates the implementation of projects and policy to support research staff across the University. This involves managing a training and development  programme and working with research staff, professional services colleagues and contacts within schools to co-ordinate and enhance the support offered to all members of current and prospective research staff. Hayley is secretary to the Research Staff Working Group.

Prior to Sussex, Hayley worked as a Careers Consultant at the University of Surrey, supporting Research Staff and Postgraduate Research Students with their career decisions and progression.


T:+44 (0)1273 677979

Location: Research and Enterprise, Falmer House


Alexander Aghajanian ProfileAlex Aghajanian

Researcher Development Coordinator 

Alex provides support to the Research Staff Office projects and coordinates all training and development activities.  Alex manages all of the communications from the Research Staff Office, including newsletters and maintainence of webpages. Alex is secretary to the Research Staff Representatives group.


T:+44 (0)1273 678709

Location: Research and Enterprise, Falmer House


Photo of Lucy RobinsonProfessor Lucy Robinson

Director of Research Staff Development

Lucy is the Chair of the Research Staff Working Group. Her role as Director of Research Staff Development involves promoting the interests of research staff within the University and at management levels. Lucy works with the Academic Schools to facilitate interaction and sharing of best practice in relation to research staff and works on research staff related strategy and policy development and recommendations.


T:01273 877675


Paul Roberts PhotoPaul Roberts
Head of Research Staff Office

Professional services lead for the Research Staff Office, responsible for making a key institutional contribution towards co-ordinating and enhancing services for prospective and current researchers.





T:+44 (0)1273 877223

Location: Research and Enterprise, Falmer House

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