Kelly Auty

Job: Research Governance Manager

School/department: Research

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

T: 0116 257 4224


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Role Summary

My role encompasses the professional development of researchers, research integrity and ethics, research impact and publications.

It also covers preparation and submission of internal and external research assessment exercises, such as the university’s Research & Innovation Allowance (RIA) programme, funding competitions and the Research Excellence Framework.

I also respond to new or changed research governance initiatives by supporting senior management in the formulation of research policy and strategy.

Areas of Expertise

  • Survey design
  • Impact evaluation
  • Process design
  • Policy and governance
  • Science communication

Experience and Accomplishments

  • BA Hons (History)
  • MSc Science and Society (public engagement/science education)
  • MSP Practitioner
  • Advance HE Transition to Leadership

I previously worked as the policy advisor for education and public engagement in a learned society and professional body for 14 years, running large-scale public engagement with research projects and impact evaluations.

I worked with partners including Edinburgh International Science Festival, Cheltenham Festivals, Royal Institution, British Academy and the Parliamentary Outreach Team to develop scientific content for public events.

I facilitated policy workshops and policy development, as well developing and promoting subject-specific policy campaigns to influencers such as awarding bodies, kindred organisations and the Department for Education.