Faculty of Engineering

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Tanya McCallum

Senior Research Strategy Manager - Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



Based in the Research and Knowledge Exchange Team in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, I work across all 4 of the Faculty's Schools. This includes: building strategic relationships with external stakeholders (notably regional health and care providers); working collaboratively with others across the University with health and care interests; and developing initiatives to maximise the Research and Knowledge Exchange capability of the Faculty.

Previously I managed the Centre for Healthcare Technologies - a partnership between the University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust - bringing together academics, clinicians, patients and the med-tech industry to tackle healthcare challenges, driving innovative ideas and cutting-edge science into clinical practice.

My first role at the University was managing the University's EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account, overseeing the portfolio of projects and delivering training in increasing research impact.

Before joining the University in 2013, I worked in the railway sector for 15 years: first as an aerodynamics engineer in consultancy firm AEA Technology Rail (formerly British Rail Research), then moving into technology & innovation management at the same company and then with RSSB. There, I supported the £9m/year research portfolio, developing relationships between industry and academics; initiating a strategic partnership with EPSRC; and developing and managing Rail Research UK Association.

Joining the University of Nottingham was a return to where I studied, having graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering with French in 1995 and then a PhD in Wind Engineering in 1998.

Expertise Summary

A research and development professional, specialising in strategy development, facilitation of partnerships, stakeholder management, event management, policy initiatives and programme management. With 25 years experience, I have worked extensively at the boundary between industry and academia. I have successfully led several significant initiatives and programmes both in the UK and internationally, bringing many different organisations together often in politically sensitive environments and at very senior levels.

I have had experience of working at commercial, not-for-profit and higher education organisations and have domain knowledge of the railway and health sectors.

Faculty of Engineering

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