Dr Martin Kirk, Operations Director (Research & Researchers)
Martin leads the Research & Researcher function and has operational responsibility for the Research Management and Innovation Directorate (RMID). He joined King's in 2018, from University of British Columbia (UBC) where he has been Director, Office of Research Services since 2007. Prior to joining UBC, Martin held research leadership positions, covering both academic and professional aspects, at University of Calgary, and prior to that in industry. He is a chemist by discipline with a BSc from Heriot-Watt and a PhD from Calgary.
Dr Richard A Christie, Director of e-Research
Richard leads a team who help to enable and facilitate computational- and data-intensive research across King’s. We are developing core infrastructure platforms upon which this research is carried out, and we're growing a team to help support and train PhD students and post-docs to make efficient use of these platforms.
Dr Nigel Eady, Director of Research Talent
Nigel leads the teams of staff supporting our 3800 postgraduate researchers (through the Centre for Doctoral Studies) and 2800 research staff (through the Centre for Research Staff Development). These Centres deliver a broad portfolio of personal, professional and career development opportunities, support and advocate for this crucial researcher community, and deliver the university’s prestigious doctoral scholarship programmes.
Dr Tom Foulkes, Director of Research Strategy & Development
Tom leads the Research Strategy and Development team, which focuses on supporting and enhancing King’s research. This includes overall university research strategy, research development support for funding applications, and data-driven insights into performance. The team also runs a wide variety of internal funding and training programmes designed to support our research ambitions, and manages key academic external partnerships.
Paul Labbett, Director of Research Grants & Contracts
Paul has oversight of the administrative, financial and legal aspects of King’s portfolio of externally-funded research and consultancy projects, from application submission, legal agreements (including Confidentiality Agreements, Material Transfer Agreements etc) and formal acceptance through to financial administration, compliance, reporting and credit control.
Jo Lakey, REF, KEF and Research Impact Director
Jo leads a team that coordinate the College’s preparations for REF and KEF. She also leads the Research Impact team who work within Faculties to ensure that staff are able to identify and articulate the impact of their research.
Marice Lunny, Director of Research Governance, Ethics and Integrity
Marice and her team support our research community to ensure that research is conducted to the highest ethical standards, in compliance with research governance requirements. This includes international regulations and enabling good research conduct through the provision of research integrity advice and guidance.
Dr Jo Martindale, Director of Research Platforms
As Director of Research Platforms, Jo leads a dynamic and diverse team of people who are striving to provide researchers with access to the best facilities and services to enable their research. In a constantly evolving environment, Jo ensures our objectives, priorities and targets align with the wider research strategy.
Mike Shaw, Director Innovation@King’s
Mike leads the Innovation@King’s team, comprising Translational Research that support PIs in transition from research discovery to clinical and commercial impact, Industry Partnerships that assists in identifying industry partners to support development of translational research ideas and the Intellectual Property & Licensing team that evaluates how to protect and commercialise intellectual property opportunities.