Phil Ward recognised as top social media influencer in UK HE

Congratulations to Phil Ward, Deputy Director of Research Services, on recognition for his influence, via social media, across UK higher education.

Phil was presented with the prize for best Technology Innovation and Application at the annual ARMA (Association of Research Managers and Administrators) Awards in Birmingham on 7 June.

Phil has been active in social media in research management and administration for almost ten years, developing the well-regarded Research Fundermentals blog. He has posted over 700 entries on the blog and tweeted, as @frootle, over 13,000 times.

The award judges said: ‘This prolific output has raised the profile of research administration as a profession at the same time as “keeping it real” and seeing the funnier side of our jobs.

‘At the end of last year, he (Phil) was recognised by Jisc as one of the top 50 social media influencers in UK higher education as a whole. He has raised the profile of the profession and shown others how to emulate this success.’