RLUK, AHRC, and ARMA are delighted to announce the first Research Catalyst Cohort for academic libraries

Research Libraries UK (RLUK), the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA), and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) are delighted to be working in partnership to deliver a multifaceted Research Engagement Programme (REP) for academic libraries.

The programme consists of a tailored cohort training programme, open events, case studies, and resources to support colleagues working across the academic library community to develop their research confidence, skills and capabilities.

In March we announced a call for applications for the Research Catalyst Cohort programme – a tailored programme for a small cohort of academic and research library colleagues to support them to envisage, develop, and submit highly-competitive funding applications to research funders.

After a highly competitive application round, we are pleased to announce that the colleagues that have been accepted on to this programme are:

  • Alexandra Eveleigh, Collections Information Manager (Wellcome Collection)
  • Alice Cann, Academic Liaison Librarian (Brunel University London)
  • Anna McNally, Senior Archivist (University of Westminster)
  • Argula Rublack, Academic Librarian (History), Senate House Library (University of London)
  • Bethany Logan, Research and Scholarship Librarian (University of Sussex)
  • Danielle Westerhof, Rare Books Librarian (Durham University)
  • Elaine Sykes, Head of Open Research (Lancaster University)
  • Elizabeth Williams, Academic Support Manager (Goldsmiths University of London)
  • Erika Delbecque, Head of Rare Books (University College London)
  • Frances Willis, Assistant Librarian (The National Art Library)
  • Karen Robson, Head of Archives and Special Collections (University of Southampton)
  • Karyn Meaden-Pratt, Communications Manager and University Archivist (Cranfield University)
  • Kiri Ross-Jones, Senior Archivist & Records Manager (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew)
  • Lisa Collinson, Academic Engagement and Research Lead, Museums and Special Collections (University of Aberdeen)
  • Mark Lester, Research Librarian (Cardiff Metropolitan University)
  • Natalie Adams, Metadata Specialist, Digital Preservation (Cambridge University Library)
  • Rebecca Scott, Information Manager (University of Hertfordshire)
  • Simona Cenci, Conservator (National Library of Scotland)

RLUK, ARMA, and AHRC would like to congratulate this year’s successful cohort applicants and look forward to working with them as they undertake this ground-breaking 10-month programme to develop their research skills and confidence.

The Research Catalyst Cohort programme is part of the RLUK-AHRC Research Engagement Programme (REP). For further details of the REP visit: https://www.rluk.ac.uk/rluk-ahrc-rep/