The Steering Group supports and advises on strategic priorities for the Office for Scholarly Communication.

Members

Executive Group

Shane Weller (Chair)

Professor Shane Weller is Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation and is responsible for the University’s Research and Innovation Strategy, one of the University’s three key pillars, alongside Education and Student Experience and Engagement and Impact.

Divisional Directors of Research and Innovation

Joseph Amankwah-Amoah

Professor Joseph Amankwah-Amoah is is Associate Dean for Research and Innovation for Kent Business School.

Helen Brooks

Dr Helen Brooks is Director of Research and Innovation for the Division of Arts and Humanities. She is also Reader in Theatre and Cultural History.

Heather Ferguson

Professor Heather Fergusson is Divisional Director of Research and Innovation for  Human and Social Sciences. She is also professor of psychology, Research Excellence Framework Coordinator, and Honorary Secretary for the Experimental Psychology Society.

Emily Grabbham

Professor Emily Grabbham is a professor of law and Co-Director of Research and Innovation for the Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice.

Tobias von der Haar

Dr Tobias von der Haar is Director of Research for the Division of Natural Sciences and Reader in Systems Biology.

Gareth Howells

Professor Gareth Howells is Divisional Director of Research and Innovation for Computing, Engineering & Mathematical Sciences. He is also Professor of Secure Electronic Systems with the School of Computing.

Dawn Lyon

Dr Dawn Lyon is Co-Director of Research and Innovation for the Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice. She is Reader in Sociology and the Research Excellence Framework Lead for Outputs with Social Policy, Sociology & Social Research (SSPSSR). Dawn is also Director of the Visual and Sensory Research Cluster.

Directors and representatives of professional service departments

Rosalyn Bass

Rosalyn is the Research Support Manager for Information Services.

Josie Caplehorne

Josie is Scholarly Communication Coordinator with the Office for Scholarly Communication. She is also an Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Representative for Information Services. She is currently seconded to Research and Innovation Services as the Management and Information Services Manager.

Suzanne Duffy

Suzanne is currently on secondment to the role of Research and Scholarly Communications Support Officer until the end of September 2022, when Josie will return. Her substantive role is Divisional Library Support Coordinator, Learning and Research Resources.

Alison Charles

Dr Alison Charles is Researcher Developer (Academics) with the Graduate and Researcher College.

Andrew Massoura

Andrew is Head of Research and Innovation Support and Governance for Research and Innovation Services.

Justine Rush

Justine is Head of Learning and Research Resources with Information Services.