Annabelle Baker

Job: Research Development Officer

School/department: Research

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 207 8232


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About Me

In my spare time I love to bake, and like to test out new recipes on friends and family.

Role Summary

I am a point of contact for information on research funding opportunities, including expert assistance on using Research Professional.

I support researchers in drafting high quality grant applications to the UK research councils and UK charities, including assistance through the university's internal quality assurance process. 

-I also support the co-ordination of large, complex bids across multiple faculties or institutions.

Areas of Expertise

- UK Research Councils and UK Charities, European Funding including Horizon 2020

- PRINCE2 Project Management Practitioner

Experience and Accomplishments

I completed my PhD in Chemistry in 2014 at the University of Birmingham. Following this I worked at Diamond Light Source, the UK’s national synchrotron science facility, on the high resolution powder diffraction beamline, for three years as a postdoctoral researcher. 

Prior to my role at DMU, I worked at Birmingham City University, where I supported engineering, computing and business academics in all aspects of the research project life-cycle including bid development and pre-awards, in-life research performance monitoring, post project impact tracking and publications.