Kate is responsible for delivering administrative support to the College’s broad portfolio of research and knowledge transfer activities, spanning from supporting the grant application process, to identifying new and emerging intellectual property and supporting the training and development of post-graduate researchers.
Kate is accountable for all activity within the Research and Knowledge Transfer (R&KT) Office, which is broadly split into four teams: Research Development and Support, Post-Graduate, Training and Development, Technology Transfer and Strategic Projects and Governance.
Kate works closely with the Director of R&KT to contribute to the College’s strategic planning process, taking joint responsibility for the establishment, implementation and management of the College’s innovative research strategy. This involves careful management of the existing research portfolio and identifying key areas for growth and development so that the College can maintain its status as a key centre for biomedical research.
An important part of Kate’s role is external relations; this can be with a wide range of groups and individuals, including colleagues in other Colleges, research funders and external partners, in particular the NHS. Kate is an active member of a number of cross College committees and external groups.