Kirstii Badcock

Research Development Manager – Postgraduate Research
Research and Enterprise Office
 Kirstii Badcock


Ask me about
  • Finding funding for postgraduate research
  • Applying for PGR funding
  • Identifying studentships for PGR
  • External inquiries for collaboration on PGR funding


I currently work as a Research Development Manager focussing on Postgraduate Research. I support colleagues in identifying funding opportunities to support postgraduate research for initiatives such as Doctoral Training Partnerships, Centres for Doctoral Training, Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships and studentships. Working with colleagues to generate applications to a range of funding bodies providing specialist advice on doctoral research funding and the development of new postgraduate research programmes. Identifying funding opportunities, supporting the development of high quality postgraduate research proposals working across the University and with external partners to maximise opportunities for collaborative doctoral provision both domestic and international. In my previous role as Research Impact Officer I was responsible for managing, supporting and facilitating research impact across a large social sciences faculty throughout the research life cycle, from writing about impact in funding applications to securing evidence of change. I had significant involvement across five units of assessments that were submitted to REF2021 including the writing of case studies.


  • BA (Hons) History of Art and Design Kingston University (2003)

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