Ms Sally Sharpe

Ms Sally Sharpe

Research Support Assistant

Research & Innovation


Currently working in a Research Support Assistant role for the School of Biological & Marine Sciences within the Faculty of Science & Engineering.  The key projects that I am supporting are UAE Ocean and the Dead Sea projects. ​I am responsible for many aspects of supporting existing projects and looking to support the development of new



My current role is to support the smooth running of the Dead Sea Project by assistingthe project lead and contributing directly to the delivery of projectobjectives. This is a short term contract.

My previous role was to lead and oversee the management of theUniversity of Plymouth’s Enterprise Solutions service, the main entry point forbusiness enquiries through a dedicated Freephone number and email response.  

With a team of three our remit is to manageinbound enquiries, engage with new and expand our portfolio of services taken up with our existing business customers.  The role included managing and facilitatingrepresentation at business events, conducting company visits to undertaketraining needs and organisational needs analysis to better understand thecustomers’ requirements, monitor and track progress.  

I have been the driving force for design andmaintenance of the Enterprise Solutions suite of webpages and recently haveincluded video clips to better explain programmes such as Knowledge TransferPartnerships (KTP).  

I have led and devisedpro-active campaigns to promote the business services of the university andwork with stakeholder, network and partner organisations (network relationshipmanagement) to foster collaborative and reciprocal referrals. 

In addition I ama qualified mentor and coach. As part of my BDM role I  also forged effective working links tosupport our academic partnerships department on the development andimplementation of Degree Apprenticeships and our Careers & Employabilitydepartment making connections with employers to further expand opportunitiesfor our students and graduates.

I have recently become a member of the Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange (MIKE).  


Professional membership

Member of the Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange (MIKE)

Full Member of IOEE and (SFEDI)

Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship