Ms Ewa Thompson
Profiles

Ms Ewa Thompson

Specialist Advisor

Research Gateway (Advisory) (Research and Innovation)

Role

Specialist Advisor -providing support and advice to research staff across the university to help deliver successful funding proposals. I deal with a wide range of funders including the EU, Research Councils UK and charities.     

Qualifications

Fellow, Association of University Administrators 
MBA, University of Plymouth 
DMS, University of Plymouth
MA English Language and Literature, University of Silesia (Poland)

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. Ideal with a wide range of funders including the EU, Research Councils UK 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 Plymouth University 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, and an active member of the Association of Research Administrators and Managers (ARMA).  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.

Professional membership

Association of University Administrators (AUA) - Fellow and Mentor
Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) - Member of various Special Interest Groups
Association for University Research and Industry Links (AURIL) - Member

Roles on external bodies

2012 - 2015  Research Impact Network: member of the Organising Committee
(blog: http://researchimpactnetwork.wordpress.com/)

Association of University Administrators (AUA):

Since 2008 - Fellow

Since 2006 - Mentor on the Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice (HE Administration and Management) 


2013 - 2015  Advocate / Branch Co-ordinator

2005 - 2009  Partnerships Special Interest Group Convenor - I established and ran the Group which shared good practice interactively via an email discussion list, website, informal meetings and presentations at conferences.