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Location

Medical Sciences Divisional Office
University of Oxford
Level 3, John Radcliffe Hospital
Oxford OX3 9DU

Leila Whitworth

Head of Research Strategy and Funding Team

Currently on maternity leave, please contact Michele Warren.

I am responsible for strategic planning in relation to research funding, research facilitation, research policy and administration for the Medical Sciences Division, including:

  • Research strategy development, including research themes and research partnerships
  • Research policy and implementation 
  • Major external research funding bids
  • Overseeing internal research funding
  • Research funder relationships 
  • Research assessment including the Research Excellence Framework
  • Strategic planning for other research related areas, including innovation, knowledge exchange, impact, public and policy engagement, open access
  • Providing support for the Deputy Head (Research) and Deputy Head (Innovation)

I represent the division as a member or officer on the following divisional and university committees:

University

MSD

Before joining the Medical Sciences Division in March 2014, I was a Senior Research Facilitator in the Department of Physics, responsible for support academics applying for external research funding and co-ordinating the Research Excellence Framework 2014 submission. I have also worked in Research Services as Projects Officer and before joining Oxford in 2009 at the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) as a Portfolio Manager.

1.     Policy development and implementation