Research and knowledge exchange

Sussex Researcher School (formerly Doctoral School)

Photo of Kathryn AdleyKathryn Adley
Senior Doctoral Training Coordinator - Doctoral Student Finance
Kath provides operational support for the delivery of externally-funded postgraduate research training programmes, including Centres for Doctoral Training and Doctoral Training Partnerships.

Alexander Aghajanian
Senior Researcher Development Co-ordinator
Alex coordinates training and career development activities for PGRs and ECRs, and oversees Researcher Development communications, inductions and the annual training audit.

Victoria Alessandrini
CHASE AV Content Creator

Photo of Susanne BellSusanne Bell
DISCnet Centre for Doctoral Training
Susanne manages the DISCnet Centre for Doctoral Training, a consortium of three member universities funded by the STFC, training a new generation of post-graduate data intensive scientists.

Photo of Amanda BrittAmanda Britt
PGR Scholarships Manager
Amanda supports Sussex bids for external PGR funding and the delivery of our Doctoral Training Partnerships and Centres.

Susanna Broom
Head of the Sussex Researcher School
Susanna heads up the Sussex Researcher School, providing professional services leadership on postgraduate and early career researcher provision and support.

Shona Clements
Information Coordinator
Shona coordinates all emerging researcher communications, including the PGR Connections and Sussex Researcher newsletters and other promotional content.

Mimi Goddard
Mimi is the first point of contact for all general enquiries to the Sussex Researcher School and provides administrative support for the team, including the Junior Research Associate Scheme.

Photo of Clare HuntClare Hunt
CHASE DTP Coordinator
Clare is the first point of contact for all general enquiries to the CHASE consortium and coordinates the communications and administrative systems that ensure CHASE runs smoothly.

Zydrune Jasiunaite
Researcher Development Co-ordinator
Zydrune supports training and career development for PGRs and ECRs, and promotes community-building for PGRs through activities like the Researcher-Led Initiatives Fund and Thesis Boot Camp.

Joe Jones
CHASE VLE Administrator

Ayla Mir
Assistant Programme Manager
Ayla coordinates provision of the SRS Enabling Plan and monitors UoS’s HR Excellence in Research commitments.

Photo of Jeremy NivenJeremy Niven
Dean of Sussex Researcher School

Amber Sheppard
Senior Research Finance Officer
Amber supports the CHASE Doctoral Training Partnership. Sussex is the lead university in the CHASE consortium and Amber distributes the grants to the eight partner institutions and Sussex students.

Katy Stoddard
Researcher Development Manager
Katy manages the Researcher Development team, overseeing training and career development activities, community-building and support for postgraduate and early career researchers.

Fiona Sutton
Research Degrees Manager
Fiona manages the quality assurance, policy and governance processes in the Sussex Researcher School.

Madeleine Talbot
Senior Coordinator
Madeleine is responsible for all administrative support across the team, including managing the Junior Research Associate Scheme and supporting the Sussex Researcher School governance structure.

Shin-Yu Tseng
Researcher Development Co-ordinator
Shin-Yu supports training and career development for PGRs and ECRs, and promotes community-building for ECRs through activities like the Seed Fund and Symposium.

Photo of Rob WittsRob Witts
Senior Manager (PGR Training Partnerships)
Rob manages the CHASE Doctoral Training Partnership, which is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council to support doctoral research across a consortium of eight member institutions.

Leo Wood
CHASE DTP Administrator
Leo supports the CHASE Doctoral Training Partnership, helping to organise and publicise training events and placements.

Nat Wyeth
Senior Research Finance Officer (PGR)
Nat is responsible for the financial operations of the externally funded postgraduate researcher studentships.