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 Laura Cook

Laura Cook

Project Co-Ordinator, CASCADE

School of Social Sciences

Email
cookl5@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 0106
Campuses
Room 0.04, 1-3 Museum Place, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3BD

Overview

As CASCADE's project coordinator, I work with funders, PIs and academic collaborators to organise and oversee project delivery; ensuring compliance with deadlines and milestones. This involves recruitment and resourcing, budget management, arranging and finalising contracts, contributing to and editing academic publications, and maintaining and developing systems/records for project reporting and contract reviews.

I manage the financial side of a large portfolio of projects, monitoring substantial budgets and providing PIs with guidance, advice and solutions for any identified issues relating to under/overspends. I also deal with costing and pricing new bids and grant proposals, liaising with subcontractors and collaborators to prepare costs for submission.

I joined the University in early 2019, progressing from a Research Support Officer to Project Co-ordinator and succesfully undertaking a secondment as Research Administration Manager during 2020.

Biography