New Director of Research and Enterprise announced

Sue Angulatta has been appointed as the University’s new Director of Research and Enterprise.

Sue has worked in the higher education sector for 15 years and will join Sussex in January from the University of Surrey, where she has been the Director for Research and Innovation Services since 2013.

In this role, she manages more than 50 staff and oversees an annual research income of around 40m, leading on services supporting preand post-award grants and contracts.

Reporting to the University’s Chief Operating Officer, Tim Westlake, she will be responsible for providing researchers at Sussex with the highest levels of expertise and support throughout the research cycle, helping them to develop their careers and in turn growing the reputation and impact of research at Sussex.

As Director of the Research and Enterprise division, Sue will lead the teams that help researchers to secure funding, establish public-engagement activities, and develop partnerships and new regional and business engagements.

These teams include the Doctoral School, the Research Development team, the Research Finance office, the Research Quality and Impact team and the Research Governance office, which helps support researchers to uphold the highest standards of ethics and integrity in all research activities.

Sue said: “The University of Sussex has a history of world-class research across so many disciplines and I’m looking forward immensely to working with my new colleagues to take this even further and achieve the ambitions outlined in Sussex’s bold new strategy.

“Whilst research offers many exciting paths it can also be challenging and I particularly enjoy working alongside academics to unlock new opportunities. I can’t wait to get started.”

Commenting on the appointment, Tim Westlake said: “ Sussex 2025 outlines a clear mandate for us to provide a whole new level of support to our researchers throughout the lifecycle of their work and through establishing a greater level of expertise in grant capture. Sue has excellent experience in these fields and I believe we will benefit enormously.

“She has enjoyed a highly successful and varied career and I look forward to welcoming her to Sussex as we embark on the next step of our journey.”

Sue currently holds a position as Trustee with the Daphne Jackson Trust - a charity that helps STEM researchers return to their careers with confidence. She is also Treasurer and Board Member of the Association of Research Managers and Administrators.

Before joining the University of Surrey she worked in finance positions at the University of London, the Bank of Scotland and community housing associations in England and Wales.

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Posted on behalf of: Research and Enterprise
Last updated: Tuesday, 30 October 2018