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Research Development Team

The Research Development Team provides support to clinical researchers from UHCW and academic partners. The Team is the first point of contact for researchers who wish to develop their initial research idea into high quality and accurately costed grant applications.

The team consists of:

Research Development Manager: Giovanni Bucci –
Provides support for researchers making large research grants or strategic grants to the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Innovate UK and Research Councils.

Research Grant Co-ordinator
Provides support for researchers applying for grants from the NIHR, medical charities and other funding bodies. Also supports the development of non-medical clinical academics at UHCW. 

Research Funding Assistant: Robert Klimek –
Provides administration support to the Research Development Team, in addition to overseeing the funding newsletter, statistics support and monitoring progress of grant applications involving UHCW. Contact Robert to subscribe to our monthly R&D research funding newsletter.

If you’re thinking of making a grant application for research funding, please contact the Research Development Team as soon as possible on We’re here to help.