Deputy Director of Operations (Research)

University of Birmingham


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Dr Eliot Marston

Deputy Director of Operations (Research)


Eliot heads up the Research Office at the College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham.

Eliot has taken lead on major research investment programmes aligned to delivery of the University’s Life Sciences Strategy. He works closely with relevant College academic and Professional Services leads on behalf of the University and its partners to represent its interests around Life Sciences to key external organisations, bodies, individuals and stakeholders. He also has a role to maximise the value of partnership working across the region, including Birmingham Health Partners as well as other NHS Trusts, West Midlands AHSN, our LEPs and Midlands Innovation/Midlands Engine, to ensure that the University is best placed to capitalise on these geographic partnerships in the development and securing of major strategic research programmes.

Eliot is a key member of the Public Engagement with Research Committee and he has been instrumental is driving the public engagement agenda forward at the University over the past several years.

With a vast amount of experience as Head of Strategic Projects & Partnerships across the Life Sciences, Eliot remains committed to helping develop more effective institutional support for public engagement across the University. His interests are particularly around developing platform events that researchers can participate in with their own activities, and in developing and delivering impact from research through effective engagement with the public.

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