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Research Culture Forum

The Research Culture Forum brings together researchers, technicians, PGR students, and Professional Services Staff to have open and collaborative discussions about the University’s research culture, to share best practice and influence developments in this area.

The Forum's work complements work underway in Departments, the Doctoral College, HR and Research Executive (chaired by the PVC (Research)). It provides an opportunity for ideas and suggestions to be shared with each of these communities.

The Forum is keen to receive input from across the Warwick research community and would like to hear from colleagues that have feedback about our research culture. Details of members of the Committee are below, or please contact for more information.

View a presentation from the first meeting of the Research Culture Forum in December 2020.

Research Culture Forum Membership

Professor Sotaro Kita


Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Director of the National Centre for Research Culture

Professor Caroline Meyer

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Dr Navdeep BainsLink opens in a new window

Director of R&IS

Dr Alex BakerLink opens in a new window

Lead of the Baker Humanitarian Chemistry Group, Chemistry

Professor Mohan BalasubramanianLink opens in a new window

Director of IAS

Manus Conaghan

Learning and Development Manager, LMD

Dr Sarah Bennett

WISB Facility Manager, School of Life Sciences

Professor Dan Branch

Academic Director (Doctoral College)

Emma Brown

HR Manager (Science)

Sola BrowneLink opens in a new window


Professor Joanna Collingwood

School of Engineering

Dr Cerys Currie


Carole HarrisLink opens in a new window

Associate Director of R&IS (Research Culture, Governance and Compliance)

Professor Kirstie HaywoodLink opens in a new window

Professor of Health Outcomes, Warwick Medical School

Dr Emily HendersonLink opens in a new window

Education Studies

Professor David Leadley

Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Professor Nick LeeLink opens in a new window


Geraldine MillsLink opens in a new window

Director of HR

Dr Talar Moukhtarian


Dr Rika NairLink opens in a new window

Research Culture Manager (R&IS)

Graham PartridgeLink opens in a new window

Head of HR (WMS)

Dr Harriet RichmondLink opens in a new window

OD Consultant, LMD

Professor Harbinder Sandhu

Warwick Clinical Trials Unit

Kulbir ShergillLink opens in a new window

Director of Social Inclusion

Helen Way

HR Manager (Arts and Social Sciences)

Polina ZelmanovaLink opens in a new window