Mrs Susan Eick
Senior Research Funding Manager
Research and Commercialisation Office (Research & Innovation)
I lead the Research Funding Manager team based in the Research and Commercialisation Office. Our team provides advice and support to help deliver successful research proposals in partnership with academic researchers. We provide support across the university to identify funding opportunities, develop research funding applications, provide training, and support funding processes and systems.
BSc (Hons) Environmental Science (First Class Honours) 1999, University of Plymouth
After I graduated, I was employed by AC & T Ltd., a research and consultancy SME based in Plymouth. During my eleven years there, I coordinated projects and conducted research based around human health and well-being associated with the indoor environment. I also developed tools for the comparison of the energy output of renewable energy systems and fossil fuel based technology.
In January 2010, I joined the Centre for Excellence in Professional Placement Learning (Ceppl) at the University of Plymouth as a research assistant. My role centred around the evaluation of teaching and learning of schemes funded by the Ceppl and how these schemes linked to the scholarship of teaching and learning.
After the centre closed in December 2010, I was employed by the Faculty of Health. I evaluated attrition in student nursing in Plymouth and conducted a systematic literature review of international placement-related attrition. The project included a continuing evaluation of how Placement Development Teams have supported nursing students in clinical placements. Following this, I was part of a project to evaluate the perceptions of staff at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts about their engagement in OpenCourseWare (free online access to MIT course materials).
From October 2011 to October 2013, I was part of the NIHR-HS&DR Interface project team, which is a collaboration between Plymouth University, the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London, Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and Devon & Cornwall Constabulary. The overall aim of the project was:
To examine and explore current practice relating to the management of individuals with enduring moderate to severe mental health needs where they interface with the Criminal Justice System in order to improve joint inter-agency working, practice and service provision to enhance mental health outcomes (This project is funded by the NIHR Health Service & Delivery Research programme (project number 10/1011/67)
I joined Research and Innovation in 2013.
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Other academic activities
Member of the Faculty of Health, Education and Society Student Ethics Committee
Research Associate with AC & T Ltd. (Environmental Consultants), 12 Woolwell Drive, Plymouth, PL6 7JP