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Research and Innovation Services

Cardiff University is a long-established and innovative university with an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research.  The University aims to be a world-leading, research-excellent, educationally outstanding university, driven by creativity and curiosity, which fulfills its social, cultural and economic obligations to Cardiff, Wales and the world.  With an annual budget of £460 million, almost 6,000 staff and 26,300 students, it is a member of the Russell Group of the 24 leading UK research-intensive universities.  ‘The Way Forward’ describes how the University will deliver against its ambitions to be ranked consistently among the top 100 universities in the world and its Research, Innovation and Enterprise priorities and objectives.  These details can be accessed from the Cardiff University home page at:

Cardiff University is also developing its Innovation System through an ambitious programme of investment in people and in its Research and Innovation infrastructure.  Research funding awards from competitive, external sources (grants and contracts) already amount to over £100 million annually and the University aims to grow this through winning further grants for its excellent research from the UK Research Councils and charities, industry, government and from European Commission and other international sources.

Research and Innovation Services is one of the University’s Professional Services Departments.  The Department’s primary responsibility is to support the University’s three Colleges, their Academic Schools and Academic staff in generating income from external sources for research, innovation, commercialisation and enterprise activities.  We are based on the 6th and 7th floors of McKenzie House, 30-36 Newport Road, at the south end of the campus and near to Cardiff city centre and also have offices serving the Heath Park (biomedical and health) campus and in the Students’ Union (student enterprise).

The Director of Research and Innovation Services is Geraint Jones, and the Department’s work is organised around four functional groups:

Research Grants Office:  led by Lucy Rees (Pre-Awards), Kathryn Sinclair (Post-Awards) and Cerys Phillips (European Funding)
Research Development:  led by Dr Dave Bembo, Deputy Director.
Research Governance and Contracts:  led by Dr Kathy Pittard Davies, Deputy Director.
Commercial Development:  led by Dr Nick Bourne, Deputy Director.


 How To Find Us 

Research and Innovation Services

Phone: +44 (0)29 2087 5834
Fax: +44 (0)29 2087 4189
Research and Innovation Services

7th Floor
30-36 Newport Road
CF24 0DE