Contact Us

The research facilitation team provides support for: 

  • large research applications
  • fellowship applications
  • new academics applying for their first grants
  • academics applying to unfamiliar funding streams
  • PIs responding to reviewer's comments
  • setting up mock panel interviews
  • drafting UCL letters of support for grant applications

For feedback on draft applications, or to discuss funding opportunities for your research, you can book a session with us.

Please contact us with any other queries using the details below. 

Name & Contact Details


Matthew Davis

Dr Matt Davis

(Acting) Director of Research Coordination and Planning, BEAMS
Ext: 51124

Matt is acting Director of the UCL BEAMS team of research facilitators, and oversees the coordination and support of major funding bids from the School. Matt joined UCL in 2011, moving from Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council, and has more than 10 years’ experience experience working in research administration, policy and strategy. He has a PhD in materials science from EPFL, Switzerland.

Dr Laura Fenner
School Research Facilitator, BEAMS
Ext: 30372

Laura joined the UCL Department of Chemistry in 2003, first as an undergraduate and later moving on to study for a PhD in magnetic frustration. In 2011 she became a member of UCL staff with a role preparing REF 2014 impact case studies for the MAPS Faculty. This was followed by a move back to Chemistry as their Research Administrator in December 2012. Laura is currently on secondment as a Research Facilitator, working particularly with the MAPS and Engineering faculties. 

Dr Khaled Taalab

Research Facilitator, BEAMS
Ext: 37774

Khaled studied Geography and GIS at the University of Manchester and went on to do a PhD in pedometrics (a branch of soil science that applies mathematical and statistical methods for the study of the distribution and genesis of soils) at Cranfield University. In 2013 he joined UCL as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate working on the FP7 ‘Infrarisk’ project, looking at the risk of natural hazards on Europe’s road and rail infrastructure. In 2016 he took up a post as a research facilitator for the BEAMS school.

Dr Jennifer Hazelton
Senior School Research Facilitator, OVPR
Ext: 30390

In 2015 Jen joined UCL as Strategic Research Facilitator for the Environment Domain. Previously she was a Research Coordinator in Newcastle University's Institute for Sustainability. She studied Geography and was awarded her PhD in social impacts and stakeholder dynamics of bioenergy projects in India and Uganda - both at Newcastle. She has also been Research Assistant for the Centre for Land Use and Water Resources Research and project manager for a multi-million euro European Aid Cooperation funded project. In January 2018 she was appointed Senior School Research Facilitator for BEAMS.

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