Exploring strategic research funding engagement

Exploring strategic research funding engagement

We were recently invited to take part in a panel discussion on strategic research engagement at the GuildHE annual conference...

International Collaborations: An alternative perspective

International Collaborations: An alternative perspective

Up until last week, all of my international collaboration work had been from the perspective of the UK partner. At...

REF2021: How prepared is the sector?

REF2021: How prepared is the sector?

In December last year, we ran a short survey in conjunction with the Carnegie School of Education at Leeds Beckett...

Getting ready for REF2021!

Getting ready for REF2021!

Last week the latest batch of REF rules were released. These included clarifications on portability rules, the level of outputs...

Sandpits: Creating new research ideas and collaborations

Sandpits: Creating new research ideas and collaborations

Last week I had the opportunity to support the first ever CREST research sandpit as an expert mentor. The event,...

A busy summer…

A busy summer…

Summer time can often be a quieter time in academia with univesity students heading home and enjoying a break, often...

Delivery across the Spectrum

Delivery across the Spectrum

Over the last year here at Cloud Chamber we have expanded the amount of support we can offer through research...

Research Development: Reflections from ARMA

Research Development: Reflections from ARMA

It was great to attend the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) conference in Liverpool this week. Despite battling...

Finding the time – Tackling the no time conundrum in grant writing

Finding the time – Tackling the no time conundrum in grant writing

Throughout the work I do with universities at Cloud Chamber the single most common barrier preventing academic researchers from writing research...

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