Suzanne Louail

Suzanne Louail

Head of Research & Enterprise Services

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Suzanne Louail

Head of Research & Enterprise Services


Suzanne leads the Faculty Research & Enterprise Services Team.

Working across all four Schools in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences, (Computing & Mathematical Sciences; Design; Law; Humanities & Social Sciences), Suzanne is a key contributor to the strategic direction of research and enterprise in the Faculty and leads a professional services team to implement and support all faculty R&E activities.

These include:

  • Overseeing a support service to fifteen research centres and groups of varying sizes which cross all Schools
  • Providing reporting for various decision-making groups on finance allocation and monitoring those budgets
  • Contributing to external grant applications and overseeing the post-award support of externally-funded projects
  • Overseeing all research dissemination activities and their impact tracking
  • Leading the development and delivery of knowledge transfer activities and income-generating short courses
  • Overseeing PGR recruitment, retention and first-level support to all PGR students and supervisors
  • Developing and implementing robust processes to achieve Faculty/School or project deliverables and targets
  • Building strong and supportive relationships with academic colleagues of all levels to provide clear advice and guidance
  • Participating and contributing to various University working groups.

All work completed by the Faculty R&E Services Team contributed to the REF2021 submission.

Suzanne is also the Project Manager for the annual Greenwich Book Festival, one of the largest public-facing events hosted by the University and is or has been on several international research project teams such as: SAPIENS Network (Marie Curie ITN); Geography of Inshore Fishing & Sustainability (Interreg 2Seas); TourFish (Interreg 2Seas)

Suzanne joined the University of Greenwich in 2004 to work within the Greenwich Maritime Institute and gained expertise in supporting postgraduate students and research/enterprise activities and through that position and her work externally with the Greenwich Forum and the Society for Nautical Research has organised many specialised maritime networking events. She also graduated in an MSc Education Management in  2010.