Professor Simon Green – Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)
c/o Julie Goodwin - email@example.com
Responsible for the University’s strategy around impactful, collaborative, excellent and sustainable research, as well as leading preparations for the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF). Also serving on the Executive Management Group of Midlands Innovation, which brings together Aston, Birmingham, Cranfield, Keele, Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham and Warwick Universities.
Mark Smith – Executive Director of Business Engagement
c/o Sharon Benzing - firstname.lastname@example.org
Holds strategic responsibility for all business engagement activities and showcases the commercial benefits of working with Aston to business, professional and public sector organisations. This includes Aston’s business growth programmes, student placements, knowledge transfer partnerships (KTPs), and other initiatives. Mark also oversees the development of degree apprenticeship programmes, where students work and study over the course of their degree gaining the exact skills their employer needs.
Dr Angela Jeffrey - Director of Strategic Regional Projects
Leading on Regional engagement and strategy, including the development of Aston’s Civic University Agreement, and coordinating strategic projects. Also working closely with our strategic partners, Citizens UK and the Aston Villa Foundation as well as Aston University staff such as the College Associate Deans for Public Engagement and other teams across the university including Centre for Growth, CREME, Student Recruitment and Outreach, Business Support projects, Estates, Go Green champions, Careers & Placements, the Students Union and DARO.
John Richards – Director of Knowledge Exchange
J.E.Richards@aston.ac.uk | 0121 204 4254
Working closely with colleagues in the the Research and Knowledge Exchange Office to facilitate the strategic direction of the department to deliver knowledge exchange activities, including Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and Intellectual Property.
Rebecca Stokes - Director of Research Strategy, Funding and Impact
email@example.com | 0121 204 3099
Leading the RKE team with responsibility for research funding, impact, research systems and REF. We work closely with colleagues in other RKE teams (Knowledge Exchange, Research Integrity, Graduate School, International, Regional) and Professional Services (particularly Finance, Libraries, International, Philanthropy, and Office of the General Council), to support the work of academics and researchers.
Gertrud K Reershemius - Dean of the Graduate School
firstname.lastname@example.org | 0121 204 3787
Professor James Wolffsohn – Associate PVC Research Integrity
J.S.W.Wolffsohn@aston.ac.uk | 0121 204 4140
Overseeing research integrity policy procedures, including the research ethics portal. Chair of the Research Integrity Committee (RIC), University Research Ethics Committee (UREC) and Designated Individual for the human tissue act licence.