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Alison Vipond

Alison Vipond

Head of Research Development,
Northumbria University

Alison is Head of Research Development at Northumbria University. She leads a team of specialists, working with funders, academics, partners, from initial concept to funded project. Her speciality is strategically catalysing and developing challenge-led multidisciplinary research. Areas of focus are global challenges research, industrial strategy and innovation. Alison works with senior executives and academics in the development and implementation of Northumbria's research strategy. Alison brings experience from roles outside academia, in policy, business and civil society. She is passionate about the climate emergency, sustainability, and ethical finance.

Gain the latest insights from experts in the higher education sector on creating and developing effective and innovative research strategies, through partnerships and collaboration, to allow for leading and pioneering research projects

  • Analysing how to develop innovative research strategies within a higher education institution through partnerships, knowledge exchange and collaboration
  • Sharing examples of best practice and practical insights for effectively developing research partnerships across universities, businesses and industry
  • Discussing the importance of funding and the different funding opportunities available for the development of research and research partnerships
  • Exploring how to develop research initiatives which offer maximum impact on society and industry to encourage economic growth through new innovations