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Valerie West

Research Manager

I am a Research Manager with a role divided into two distinct areas of responsibility. 

1. I facilitate departmental support for grant applications, liaising closely with applicants, the Associate Head of Department for Research and the Finance Team to ensure any grant submissions are optimal. I support the Unit of Assessment 4 (Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience) Coordinator for REF 2021 in coordinating our submission, in particular around eligibility, outputs and environment. I am the Open Access Monitor for the Department of Psychiatry and provide support around Symplectic and ORA

2. I coordinate the projects of Professor Alan Stein, including constructing detailed funding applications and costings and managing ethical review of multiple studies. I plan the budgets of new funding applications, ranging from <£10k to £3million including the logistical staff planning within those. I map staff requirements to projects, write job descriptions and am actively involved in the hiring process. I manage the Research Administrator for the team, Gemma Brock.