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Research Services are located on the 7th floor of Maple House at 149 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7NF

 

Senior Leadership Team
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Research Services at UCL provides a range of services and specialist advice in support of University College London's externally funded research portfolio.
Director of Research ServicesDr Karen Sergiouk.sergiou@ucl.ac.uk58728
Assistant Director, Research OperationsMr Mark Hopwoodm.hopwood@ucl.ac.uk 58736
Assistant Director, Research Support and Development (Pre-Award)Miss Claire Bensusanc.bensusan@ucl.ac.uk56869
Assistant Director, Research Finance (Post-Award)Miss Sarah Howellss.howells@ucl.ac.uk 58758
Head of ERIO (Interim)Ms Kimberly Cornfieldk.cornfield@ucl.ac.uk59374
Research Services Business PartnerMiss Amy Rutherfordamy.rutherford@ucl.ac.uk56885
    

 

Research Operations Team
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Responsible for developing and implementing UCL’s research management policies, processes and systems including:

  • Continued development and support of Worktribe Research Management
  • Provision and development of research management information / research reporting
  • Continued improvement of research management processes, guidance and training
Assistant Director, Research OperationsMr Mark Hopwoodm.hopwood@ucl.ac.uk58736
Head of Research Information Office Mr Nigel Brooksn.brooks@ucl.ac.uk 58746
Research Operations OfficerMr Adam Balesa.bales@ucl.ac.uk 58697
Research Operations OfficerMr Charles Demainc.demain@ucl.ac.uk 58709
Research Operations OfficerMr Nathan Spaldingn.spalding@ucl.ac.uk08102
Research Services Business PartnerMiss Amy Rutherford   amy.rutherford@ucl.ac.uk56885
Research Services Business PartnerMr Andy Crombiea.crombie@ucl.ac.uk58747
    

 

Research Support and Development (Pre-Award) Team for SLMS
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The team provides support and advice to departments applying for research grants through:
 
  • Provision of advice on the costing and pricing of research proposals
  • Provision of advice on scheme application and eligibility criteria
  • Reviewing scheme terms and conditions of funding
  • Reviewing the financial integrity of all research applications (with exception of European proposals) before submission to Funders to ensure adherence to UCL’s  and Funder’s requirements
  • Institutional authority to submit grant applications in accordance with UCL’s Financial Regulations and Formal acceptance of awards and subsequent set-up on MyFinance  
Assistant Director, Research Support & DevelopmentMiss Claire Bensusan  c.bensusan@ucl.ac.uk56869
Head of Research Support for LMS (Brain Sciences, Medical Sciences)Miss Stavroulla Stavrous.stavrou@ucl.ac.uk 58765
Research Support OfficerMr Mikail Choudhurymikail.choudhury@ucl.ac.uk 58739
Research Support OfficerMs Marilena Gonella m.gonella@ucl.ac.uk  58699
Research Support OfficerMiss Neeta Pandya
(currently on Maternity leave)
n.pandya@ucl.ac.uk58743
Research Support OfficerMrs Ana Stamenkovica.stamenkovic@ucl.ac.uk57217

Head of Research Support for LMS (Life Sciences, Population Health Sciences)

Mr Dominic Mikulskidominic.mikulski@ucl.ac.uk52922
Research Support OfficerMiss Sabine Austin sabine.austin@ucl.ac.uk07956
Research Support OfficerMs  Majida Haque majida.haque@ucl.ac.uk58716
Research Support OfficerMs Feruza Kulturaevaf.kulturaeva@ucl.ac.uk58719
    

 

Research Support and Development (Pre-Award) Team for BEAMS, SLASH & IoE
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The team provides support and advice to departments applying for research grants through:
 
  • Provision of advice on the costing and pricing of research proposals
  • Provision of advice on scheme application and eligibility criteria
  • Reviewing scheme terms and conditions of funding
  • Reviewing the financial integrity of all research applications (with exception of European proposals) before submission to Funders to ensure adherence to UCL’s and Funder’s requirements
  • Institutional authority to submit grant applications in accordance with UCL’s Financial Regulations and Formal acceptance of awards and subsequent set-up on MyFinance  
Assistant Director, Research Support & DevelopmentMiss Claire Bensusanc.bensusan@ucl.ac.uk56869
Head of Research Support for BEAMS, SLASH and IoEMr Savo Nikolics.nikolic@ucl.ac.uk58760
Research Support OfficerMr Kevin Boxell k.boxell@ucl.ac.uk 56863
Research Support OfficerElena Kushnerenkoe.kushnerenko@ucl.ac.uk 07784
Research Support OfficerMr George Eyreg.eyre@ucl.ac.uk58718
Research Support OfficerNoosheen Bashirnoosheen.bashir@ucl.ac.uk57282
Research Support OfficerMrs Charlene Perrierc.perrier@ucl.ac.uk58708
    

 

Research Finance and Compliance (Post-Award) Team
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The Post-Award team, within UCL Research Services, is responsible for the financial administration of UCL’s externally funded research portfolio. They work with researchers, local professional services colleagues and funders to provide specialist knowledge and guidance on all aspects of post-award project management and reporting.

The team’s primary services and responsibilities are as follows:

  • Provide support, guidance and best practice advice on all post-award financial administration and reporting matters relating to research awards.
  • Support UCL’s compliance with accounting principles, UCL’s Financial Regulations and funder Terms and Conditions.
  • Financial costing and approval of research funded staff appointments and studentships, to ensure sufficient budget and project duration are available and complies with the funder’s Terms and Conditions.
  • Monitoring budgets to ensure that the project operates in accordance with its budget and, if required, assist the PI to prepare budget adjustments.
  • Reconciliation of income and expenditure throughout the lifecycle of research awards to analyse financial activity and verify expenditure is eligible.
  • Responsible for the preparation and submission of financial claims, invoices, financial statements and reports to funders, in line with the funder’s Terms and Conditions, claim formats, schedules and deadlines.
  • Maintain financial records on projects and process changes in project data – extensions, suspensions, supplements, virements, and terminations.
  • Perform quality assurance activities for compliance with audit requirements.
  • Arrange and manage research project audits, liaising with internal and external auditors, ensuring clear audit trails with supporting data.
  • Investigate and resolve queries and provide information for PIs, local research support and funders.
Assistant Director, Research Finance (Post-Award)Ms Sarah Howellss.howells@ucl.ac.uk 58758
Research Payroll SupervisorMrs Leah Paynelb.payne@ucl.ac.uk55954
    
EC Policy ManagerMr Christopher Longchristopher.long@ucl.ac.uk 58710
EC Finance Research Administrator Mr Johann Fevrier j.fevrier@ucl.ac.uk58724
EC Research Finance AdministratorMiss Maureen Caseym.casey@ucl.ac.uk58738
EC Research Finance AssistantMiss Julia Spittlesjulia.spittles@ucl.ac.uk57582
    
Research Finance ManagerMs Donna Grantd.a.grant@ucl.ac.uk 58714
Research Finance Administrator Mr Paul Sloanp.sloan@ucl.ac.uk58656
Research Finance AdministratorMr Tanaya-Toga Makawat.makawa@ucl.ac.uk52276
Research Finance Administrator Mr Roberto Hertel r.hertel@ucl.ac.uk58753
Research Finance Administrator Miss Rudo M’Tandari r.m'tandari@ucl.ac.uk58755
Research Finance Administrator Mrs Rosemarie Neunier.neunie@ucl.ac.uk58754
    
Research Finance  Manager (Acting) (Maternity Leave)Mrs Lindsey Du Plooyl.plooy@ucl.ac.uk58628
Research Finance Manager (Acting)Mrs Priya Sutharssan p.sutharssan@ucl.ac.uk58751
Research Finance AdministratorMr Carlton Paulcarlton.paul@ucl.ac.uk59400
Research Finance Administrator (Maternity Leave)Ms Linda Ogunbiyia.taddesse@ucl.ac.uk59117
Research Finance AdministratorNetsai Hakouttwi  
Research Finance Administrator Miss Sophia Chiangs.chiang@ucl.ac.uk45233
    
Research Finance ManagerMr Nick Hurdn.hurd@ucl.ac.uk 58745
Research Finance Administrator    Miss Saira Zaidis.zaidi@ucl.ac.uk58734
Research Finance Administrator Mr Arjun Robertsonarjun.robertson@ucl.ac.uk65107
Research Finance AdministratorMiss Dalia Kranauskaited.kranauskaite@ucl.ac.uk58707
Research Finance AdministratorMiss Sidrah Hussainsidrah.hussain@ucl.ac.uk09091
Research Finance Administrator Mr Andrew Lewisandrew.r.lewis@ucl.ac.uk58654
Research Finance AdministratorNathaniel Bonesn.bones@ucl.ac.uk57205
Research Finance AdministratorMrs Priya Gajiparia (Maternity Leave)p.gajiparia@ucl.ac.uk58750
    
Research Finance ManagerMrs Magdalena Hagenm.nowak@ucl.ac.uk58601
Research Finance AdministratorMs Jusna Jalilj.jalil@ucl.ac.uk58749
Research Finance Administrator Ms Susan Itipes.itipe@ucl.ac.uk58987
Research Finance Administrator Miss Victoria Doveyv.dovey@ucl.ac.uk57227
    
Research Finance ManagerMiss Sarah Waltonsarah.walton@ucl.ac.uk58759
Research Finance Administrator  Miss Aleja Taddessea.taddesse@ucl.ac.uk59117
Research Finance AdministratorMrs Alexandra De Sousaa.sousa@ucl.ac.uk45241
Research Finance Administrator Miss Mandy Chongmandy.chong@ucl.ac.uk68007
Research Finance AdministratorMs Ewa Azizalie.azizali@ucl.ac.uk02441
Research Finance Administrator Miss Emma Cockertone.cockerton@ucl.ac.uk58717
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    

 

European Research and Innovation Office (ERIO) Team
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The team provides comprehensive support to all UCL staff members seeking to participate in or lead initiatives under EU research and innovation funding programmes.  ERIO’s core services include:
 
  • Information and advice on the Horizon Europe programme
  • A specialist contract management service for all UCL PIs who have been awarded a Horizon 2020 or Horizon Europe project
  • A comprehensive project management service, which is currently managing 31 collaborative Horizon grants led by UCL
  • Guidance and support to IoE colleagues seeking research and innovation funding from the European Commission Directorate General for Education and Culture (DG EAC)
  • Horizon Europe proposal management and writing service (available on a consultancy basis)
Head of ERIO (Interim)Ms Kimberly Cornfieldk.cornfield@ucl.ac.uk59374
Head of European Innovation Management Mr Martin Scottmartin.scott@ucl.ac.uk 59371
    
ERIO Contracts Team
Head of Contracts ManagementMr Giles Machell g.machell@ucl.ac.uk 59375
European Contracts Manager    Mr Thanasis Mourikis t.mourikis@ucl.ac.uk56671
European Contracts Manager  Dr Gianluca Marchiorig.marchiori@ucl.ac.uk57725
European Contracts AssistantMiss Eranda Begaje.begaj@ucl.ac.uk88634
    
ERIO Proposal Development Team
European Proposal ManagerDr Juliet Ellisjuliet.ellis@ucl.ac.uk59383
    
ERIO Project Management Team
Head of European Project ManagementMs Ilaria Marsili i.marsili@ucl.ac.uk09637
European Project ManagerMs Camille Voirinc.voirin@ucl.ac.uk55895
European Project ManagerMs Elena Gattie.gatti@ucl.ac.uk56263
European Project ManagerMr Marko Rupcicm.rupcic@ucl.ac.uk55894
European Project Manager    Mr Panos Papoutsis     p.papoutsis@ucl.ac.uk58711
 
Assistant Project ManagerMs Alisha Tauroa.tauro@ucl.ac.uk7577
    

 

UKRI Training Grants / Studentships Team
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The team supports UCL’s Research Council Training Grant portfolio through:
 
  • Provision of pre-award support for Research Council Training Grant studentship proposals
  • Budget management advice and financial reporting; Audit of the RCUK Je-S records for Research Council Training Grant studentships
  • Authorisation of stipend payments to Research Council Training Grant studentships and Preparation of Final Expenditure Statements
Research Finance Manager – Doctoral Training Grants (DTG)Mr Gavin Olivergavin.oliver@ucl.ac.uk 
Research Finance Officer Studentships Ms Rachel Lirachel.li@ucl.ac.uk65168
Research Finance Officer Studentships Miss Sandra Rugeasandra.rugea@ucl.ac.uk65387
Research Finance Officer Studentships Ms Ann Enoyoze a.enoyoze@ucl.ac.uk58705