Ms Ewa Thompson
Research Funding Manager
Research and Commercialisation Office (Research & Innovation)
Research Funding Manager - providing support and advice to research staff across the university to help deliver successful funding proposals. I deal with a wide range of national and international funders including the EU, Research Councils and charities.
For over 20 years I have worked in support and management roles within higher education both in academic departments and central services. I advise and support research staff to develop successful funding proposals. I deal with a wide range of national and international funders including the EU, Research Councils and charities. Previously I coordinated the Research Excellence Framework 2014 institutional submission and helped develop and capture research impact.
In the past I was involved in the whole of the student journey from admissions and programme approvals to registration, assessment and graduation ceremonies. I have spent most of my working life at University of Plymouth where I have actively promoted Association of University Administrators (AUA) membership among my colleagues, particularly in further education colleges in the South West. Through this work I was instrumental in Plymouth being awarded the AUA Branch Good Practice Award in 2008.
I am a fellow of the AUA and a mentor for the AUA and ARMA (Association of Research Administrators and Managers). I was part of the coordination group of the Research Impact Network which was a grass roots network of UK Higher Education administrative and professional staff working in a variety of roles related to research impact (2013-15).
PraxisAuril - Member
Roles on external bodies
- Since 2008 - Fellow
- Since 2006 - Mentor on the Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice (HE Administration and Management)