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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 will complement the work underway in Departments, the Doctoral College, HR, and Research Executive (chaired by the PVC (Research)). It will provide an opportunity for ideas and suggestions to be shared with each of these communities.

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

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

Research Culture Forum Membership

Professor Caroline Meyer


Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Professor Sotaro Kita

Deputy Chair

Academic Director (Research Culture)

Dr Navdeep Bains

Director of R&IS

Alex Baker


Professor Mohan Balasubramanian

Director of IAS

Dr Giorgia Barboni


Dr Sarah Bennett

WISB Facility Manager, School of Life Sciences

Professor Dan Branch

Academic Director (Doctoral College)

Emma Brown

HR Manager (Science)

Sola Browne

PGR representative (WMG)

Professor Joanna Collingwood

School of Engineering

Manus Conaghan

Learning & Development Manager, LMD

Dr Guillemette Crouzet


Dr Cerys Currie


Mat Gane

Assistant Secretary

Research Governance and Quality Assurance Manager, R&IS

Carole Harris


Assistant Director of R&IS (Head of Research Governance and Systems)

Maria Kariuki

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine

Professor David Leadley

Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Geraldine Mills

Director of HR

Dr Talar Moukhtarian


Graham Partridge

HR Manager (WMS)

Dr Harriet Richmond

OD Consultant, LMD

Professor Harbinder Sandhu

Warwick Clinical Trials Unit

Kulbir Shergill

Director of Social Inclusion

Professor Azrini Wahidin


Helen Way

HR Manager (Arts and Social Sciences)