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Miss Shahnaz Tasrin Wahid

Specialist (Research)


I am currently working as a specialist in research support and development at the University. My primary role is to lead the work of the Research and Innovation Directorate in strategy and development of the research environment, including governance and procurement of related data and information systems.

A key area of my role is to identify compliance needs and support statutory returns required by Government agencies, funders and other research related audits and processes. Responsible for the deployment and advocacy of research information and data management systems, I also have oversight of central on-line content marketing and communications of research at the University.

Projects I am currently involved in focus on areas of research support related to: the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014/2020); standards and policy; research management; information and data including Open Access; systems and technology; administrative systems; on-line content; and staff development.

Selection of current University Committees and groups attended:

  • Research Information Management Systems (RIMS) Committee coordinator
  • Information and Data Management Advisory Group (IDMAG) member
  • Open Access Team Member
  • Jisc Research Data Management Shared Service Pilot member
  • Research Marketing Steering Group
  • HESA Return Group member
  • HESES Return Group member

Research Support Programme (RSP) Facilitator:

  • Research Data Management
  • Research Professional - funding opportunities e-administration and policy news
  • Elements - keep your research publication and output information up-to-date 
  • Elements - managing group publications in Elements and advanced reporting
  • Researchfish - reporting outcomes for funder research impact tracking
  • VV Impact Tracker - plan for and report social, economic and environmental impact
  • Online tools for researchers developing impact
  • Introduction to University web services for researchers
  • Publishing information on the University external website - research section and Research Directory
  • University online research Collaboration Sites


BSc (Hons) Chemistry, University of Bristol

Professional membership

ARMA, Association of Research Managers and Administrators
AMRSC, Royal Society of Chemistry