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The IRC Team

August 1, 2023

Leadership Team

Professor Tim Vorley

Co-Director

Oxford Brookes University, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Oxford Brookes Business School

Professor Stephen Roper

Co-Director

University of Warwick, Professor of Enterprise, Director of ERC

Professor Muthu De Silva

Co-Investigator

Birkbeck, University of London, Professor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Head/Associate Dean (Research, Innovation and Knowledge Exchange), Faculty of Business and Law.

Professor Raquel Ortega-Argiles

Co-Investigator

Manchester University, Director of The Productivity Lab and Professor of Regional Economic Development at Alliance Manchester Business School

Tomas Coates Ulrichsen

Co-Investigator

Cambridge University, Director, UCI Policy Evidence Unit.

Dr Halima Jibril

Co-Investigator

University of Warwick, Assistant Professor In Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Dr Jen Nelles

Co-Investigator

Oxford Brookes University, Senior Research Fellow.

Dr Lauren Tuckerman

Co-Investigator

Oxford Brookes University, Senior lecturer in Business and Management

Dr Shera Abdul Rahman

Co-Investigator

Oxford Brookes University, Senior Lecturer in Business and Management

Research Associates

Ms Ully-Yunita Nafizah

Research Assistant

University of Warwick

Dr Elvis Nyanzu

Research Associate

Oxford Brookes University

Dr Serdal Ozusaglam

Research Associate

University of Warwick

Dr Michalis Papazoglou

Research Associate

Oxford Brookes University

Dr Hamisu Salihu

Research Assistant

University of Warwick

Dr Kevin Walsh

Research Associate

Oxford Brookes University

Project Management Team

Dr Sammy Field

Project Manager

Oxford Brookes University

Beth Midwinter

Project Administrator

Oxford Brookes University

Becky Harris

Communications and Engagement Manager

University of Warwick

Sachin Anand

Knowledge Exchange and Impact Manager

University of Warwick

UKRI IRC Management Group

Sarah Honeybone

Lead Specialist – Research, Innovate UK

Dr Alexandra Hughes-Johnson

Portfolio Manager – Innovation and Business Engagement, ESRC

Melanie Knetsch

Deputy Director: Research Funding Sustainability & Impact, UKRI

Alexandra Lowe

Head of Economics and Insight, Innovate UK

Dr Sarah Parks

Head of Appraisal and Evaluation, UKRI

Abi Stocker

Lead Specialist – Research, Innovate UK

Jaime Tinker

Lead Specialist – Research, Innovate UK

Dr Huw Vasey

Deputy Director of Innovation, Business Engagement and Commercialisation, ESRC

Allan Williams

Principal Analyst, UKRI