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

Michele Warren

Strategic Bids Manager

I have responsibility for coordinating strategic research bids and the Research Excellence Framework (REF) in the Medical Sciences Division. This includes advising and supporting the Deputy Head of Division (Research) and others in the Divisional academic leadership team, Heads of Department and professional staff. I manage the preparation of strategy, narrative and data for our REF submissions and the processes within the Division required to deliver them, working closely with colleagues in Departments and the wider University. Through managing bids for strategic research initiatives, I help to articulate to funders our vision for research and to ensure internal and external stakeholders are fully involved so that funded projects can proceed successfully and sustainably.

Prior to joining Medical Sciences, I was the Head of Research Grants Administration in the Department of Physics, overseeing applications, awards and contracts.  I worked on all aspects of the Department’s submission to REF in 2014 including developing and writing impact case studies and narrative on research environment.