Research staff

Useful contacts

Below is a list of useful contacts for research staff, divided into internal (University) and external contacts. Alternatively, our Frequently asked questions page may assist you with your enquiry.

University of Nottingham contacts


Graduate School

Researcher Training and Development Team

Members of The Graduate School's Researcher Training and Development Team have specific responsibility for supporting training and development activities in each of the Graduate Centres.

Social Sciences & Arts: Dr Eleanor Forward
Medicine & Health Sciences: Dr Victoria Sedman
Engineering & Science: Alison Johnson
Sutton Bonington: Dr Rachael Pearson
Jubilee: Dr Claire O'Callaghan

All Graduate School contacts

Business Engagement and Innovation Services (BEIS)

BEIS Aims to deliver business engagement and knowledge transfer objectives set out in the University's Strategic Plan 2010-15 and contribute expertise and guidance across the full spectrum of the University's innovation activities.

Careers and Employability Service

Careers Adviser to research staff: Clare Jones

Human Resources (HR) Department

Each school and department is supported by several members of the HR team, including a dedicated HR Adviser.


Contact the Library Helpline with general queries (references, loans, facilities, etc.) and your Faculty Team Librarian with specific, subject-based questions.

Research Centres and Institutes

A-Z list of Research Centres and Institutes

Research and Graduate Services (RGS)

RGS supports the development and delivery of the University's Research and Knowledge Transfer Strategy, and contributes expertise and guidance across the full spectrum of the University's research and doctoral training policies and activities.

Research Staff Group (RSG) 

Partly in response to pressure from funding bodies, The University of Nottingham policy is to provide institutional support (and monitoring of that support) for all research staff. A review of research training provision was completed in 2007/08 session and a framework agreed. The RSG hold responsibility for the University’s action plan for the implementation of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Research Staff.

Training for research staff has been the responsibility of the Graduate School since 1 September 2008. In order to review policy and monitor its implementation the RSG was set up, reporting directly to Research Board. The group members meet every semester. Contact Dr Victoria Sedman for further information on the RSG.

IT Service Desk

IT problems, requests and queries should be reported to the IT Service Desk:

External contacts


Vitae is a national organisation championing the development of researchers (incorporating the UK GRAD Programme and UKHERD). Vitae's website contains information and web resources for research staff.


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Research staff

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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