Research and Innovation Services

Research & Innovation Services provides very experienced specialists to support a wide range of new opportunities being created by and for academic staff across the University.  If you want to improve your research grant success rate, apply for European funding, put together a complicated research partnership, protect and commercialise your best ideas, provide consultancy services or start up a business, we have specialists to support you through our dedicated teams.

Key People

Director of Research and Innovation Services & Chief Executive Officer of Alta Innovations Ltd
James Wilkie
Email – 
Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5712

PA to Director of Research and Innovation Services
Lesley Hewitt
Email –
Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3859

Head of Enterprise Acceleration; & Head of Spinout Portfolio
David Coleman
Email -
Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 5582   

Head of Research Information and European Funding Support 
Xavier Rodde
Email –
Telephone - +44 (0)121 414 3880

Head of Strategic Research Projects and Partnerships
Steve Taylor
Email – 
Telephone - +44 (0)121 414 8247