Dr Sally Whiteman
- Position: Research Impact Officer
- Email: S.A.Whiteman@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 5704
- Location: 7.10 Miall
BA (University of Oxford (Botany) 1986 (converted to MA 1990); D.Phil. (University of Oxford) Plant Biochemistry, 1990. My thesis investigated one aspect of the control of plant growth and development, through determining the characteristics of a membrane-bound protein involved in the regulation of intracellular calcium concentrations and cell signalling.
Following my D.Phil., I worked for Unilever Research and Develpment investigating the properties of plant proteins that influenced the properties of plant-based food products, such as pasta sauces, tea and ice-cream. I have also undertaken postdoctoral research at the University of York, investigating the use of advanced proteomic techniques to identify novel membrane-bound proteins. I have also worked in a number of cross-University initiatives, including developing transferable skills training for postdoctoral researchers, and project monitoring of a multidisciplinary project with partners at the Universities of Hull, Sheffield, Leeds and York, which researched and developed low carbon initiatives.
- Research Impact
- Pathways to Impact
- REF impact case studies
Responsible for undertaking a range of activities to assist academics with delivery of impact (benefit to society and the economy) from excellent research to external beneficiaries.
- Up to date awareness of changing external agenda and funding for impact from research.
- Member of University of Leeds REF2021 University-wide Impact Group, representing FBS.
- Knowledge and understanding of diverse routes to impact from all types of FBS research, use this ti guide development of new routes to delivery of impact.
- Pre-award support for impact-related parts of grant proposals, including Research Council Impact Summary and Pathways to Impact.
- Promotion, development and monitoring of FBS Impact and Innovation funding.
- Liaison with University of Leeds Research and Innovation Services and Commercialisation Services staff to identify new opportunities and support development of early stage commercialisation opportunities. Protection of Intellectual Property.
- Faculty REF2021 impact lead, with responsibility for identification and development of impact case studies for REF2021 and beyond.
- Communication of impact-related agenda to Faculty.
- Member of cross-university Impact Network, and REF impact sub-group of this network, to share and develop best practice in impact-related activities.
- MA (University of Oxford);
- D.Phil. (1990, University of Oxford)