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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 Raquel Ortega-Argiles

Co-Investigator

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

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.

Tomas Coates Ulrichsen

Co-Investigator

Cambridge University, Director, UCI Policy Evidence Unit.

Dr Jen Nelles

Co-Investigator

Oxford Brookes University, Senior Research Fellow.

Dr Halima Jibril

Co-Investigator

University of Warwick, Research Fellow

Dr Shera Abdul Rahman

Co-Investigator

Oxford Brookes University, Senior Lecturer in Business and Management

Dr Lauren Tuckerman

Co-Investigator

Oxford Brookes University, Senior lecturer in Business and Management

Research Associates

Dr Elvis Nyanzu

Research Associate

Oxford Brookes University

Dr Kevin Walsh

Research Associate

Oxford Brookes University

Dr Michalis Papazoglou

Research Associate

Oxford Brookes University

Dr Serdal Ozusaglam

Research Associate

Warwick University

Prof Hamisu Salihu

Research Assistant

Warwick University

Ms Ully-Yunita Nafizah

Research Assistant

Warwick University

Project Management Team

Dr Sammy Field

Project Manager

Oxford Brookes University

Beth Midwinter

Project Administrator

Oxford Brookes University

UKRI IRC Management Group

Alexandra Lowe

Head of Economics and Insight, IUK

Dr Alexandra Hughes-Johnson

Portfolio Manager – Innovation and Business Engagement, ESRC

Dr Huw Vasey

Head of Innovation, Business Engagement and Commercialisation, ESRC

Jaime Tinker

Lead Specialist – Research, IUK

Maria-Valentina Zhitkov

Principal Analyst, UKRI

Sarah Honeybone

Lead Specialist – Research, IUK

Dr Sarah Parks

Head of Appraisal and Evaluation, UKRI