SCIENCE INNOVATION, ENGAGEMENT AND PARTNERSHIPS
Head of the Research and Innovation Office
Grants and International Programmes
Ruth is responsible for leading and managing the Research and Innovation team (RIGO), focusing on the provision of a proactive and comprehensive support service for our scientific community in the planning, development and delivery of the institute’s externally funded research activities, at home and overseas. We promote support, quality, efficiency, consistency and transparency across all aspects of the grant development and submission processes, including grant development, international connectivity, knowledge exchange, commercial activity, and strategic and practical expert advice to all involved in research at Rothamsted. The team also offer support in the promotion and monitoring of research development and knowledge exchange activities, commercial opportunities, the coordination of large strategic submissions and specialist advice to research staff. The team offer expert support in grant preparation, consultancy, contract research, innovation, international partnerships and knowledge exchange across both sites in Harpenden and North Wyke.