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Sara Shinton
Head of Researcher Development

Assistant Director Institute for Academic Development

My role is to provide strategic leadership for the IAD’s Researcher Development provision, delivering excellence for all research staff and students in line with the University Strategic Plan and national policy and funding frameworks.


This includes oversight of support and enhancement activities for doctoral students, early career research staff, doctoral supervisors and Principal Investigators.


I work with colleagues around the University and beyond to maintain and ensure the University’s national and global reputation for leadership in this area through national and international collaboration.

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