School of Life Sciences

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Claire Carrothers

Senior Research Development Manager, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



Claire works within the Research Development Team in the School of Life Sciences, where she leads a portfolio of activities to increase quality and success rates of research funding applications, to embed research excellence and to enhance research culture. She is responsible for the identification and development of a range of UK and international opportunities for external funding, working in partnership with industry and public sector agencies where appropriate. She provides specialist support for securing awards across the funding landscape and developing the grant application pipeline with academics and researchers at all stages of their careers, as well as engaging internal and external research networks.

Expertise Summary

Claire is highly experienced in research management, strategic development, financial administration and programme design, having worked in the academic, education and heritage sectors for over a decade. She has a PhD in History from the University of London, and she published an academic monograph, entitled Madness, Medicine and Miracle in Twelfth-Century England, with Routledge in 2019.

Teaching Summary

Claire is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has taught students at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Past Research

Claire completed her PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London in 2016 on the subject of 'Miracles for the Mad: Representations of Madness in English Miracle Collections from the Long Twelfth Century', under the supervision of Professor Peregrine Horden. Her research explored how madness was distinguished and diagnosed as a condition of the mind and what effects it was thought to have on the bodies, minds and souls of sufferers whose miraculous encounters with madness (either as a divine punishment or as a condition from which they were miraculously cured) were recorded by monks in large collections of miracles attributed to the saints. She focused on the twelfth century, which has been identified as a 'Medieval Renaissance': a time of cultural change that saw, among other things, the expansion of England's great cathedrals, the development of canon law, the emergence of the concept of purgatory, the rise of the universities, and the wide dissemination of Latin texts and translated Greek and Arabic works, which brought with them a wealth of new ideas. Her first monograph on this subject was published by Routledge in 2019.

School of Life Sciences

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham NG7 2UH

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