Project Administrator (ASTUTE)
Rebecca’s role requires her to act as the principal link between the Advanced SusTainable manUfacturing Technologies (ASTUTE) technical team and the administration team, ensuring that appropriate support is available and that the Project Team meets the administrative and procedural requirements of the ASTUTE Operation, the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO) and Cardiff University. Rebecca is supported by two Project Co-ordinators.
The ASTUTE 2020 (Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies) operation has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government and the participating Higher Education Institutions.
Rebecca has over 15 years experience of the administration of large university research centres, including Centres funded by Research Councils and more recently, the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO) and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs). She has experience of project management and the development of strategic partnerships both between industry and academia, specialising in inter- and intra- organisational collaborations.
Before joining the ASTUTE 2020 Operation, Rebecca was the Operations Coordinator for Cardiff University Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre (CUIMRC), where she was responsible for coordinating and managing a wide portfolio of activities.
Rebecca has an M.Sc. in Comparative Political Economy (Cardiff University) and completed a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) at Cardiff University, developing a particular interest in human resource management and the role of performance appraisal within organisations. She has co-authored refereed professional and academic journal articles and conference contributions on the role of leadership within organisations.