How we can support you

We in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences Research Support Office are experienced in guiding future fellows through the application process and enabling a successful outcome.

Each school within the College of Life and Environmental Sciences receives dedicated support from the Research Support Office team. If you wish to make an appointment with the Research Support Office please contact the relevant facilitator using the details below.

Bespoke funding opportunities tailored to your needs can be requested via emailing our Research Support Administrator Catherine Frankland at

Keep an eye on the college’s Research and Funding Opportunities blog for college-specific funding opportunities.

Contact the team

Victoria Cabrera-Sharp
Research Development ManagerVictoria Cabrera-Sharp

Tel. 0121 414 5455
Room SG26 - Biosciences Quad


Helen Lambert
lambert-helenDeputy Research Development Manager
Research Facilitator Psychology

Tel: 0121 414 3463
Room SG11 - Biosciences Quad


Jasmine Penny 
Research Facilitator for Biosciencespenny-jasmine

Tel. 0121 415 8813
Room SG12 - Biosciences Quad 


Chris Bradley
Research Facilitator for Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Tel. 0121 414 7806
Room SG11 - Biosciences Quad  


Danielle Cardond
Research Facilitator for Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Tel. 0121 414 5587
Room SG12 - Biosciences Quad


Christine DeaconDeacon Christine
Research Finance Administrator

Tel: 0121 414 7716
Room SG11 – Biosciences Quad


Catherine FranklandCatherine Frankland photo
Research Support Administrator

Tel: 0121 414 4504
Room SG12 – Biosciences Quad

Where can you find us? 

LES College Research Office, College Hub, School of Biosciences, rooms SG11 and SG12.

Support includes: 

  • Finding the best funder and scheme for your research
  • Advising on call requirements (including any technical aspects)
  • Developing ideas and proposals
  • Arranging internal peer-review
  • Providing examples of previous success (where available)
  • Discussing your costings and assisting with project budgets
  • Preparation of mock funder interviews
  • Post-award support