Kirstii Badcock

Research Impact Manager
Research and Enterprise Office
 Kirstii Badcock


Ask me about
  • Finding funding for postgraduate research
  • Internal and external processes when applying for PGR funding
  • Block training grants such as DTPs and CDTs
  • External inquiries for collaboration on PGR funding from academic and non-academic partners


I currently work as a Research Development Manager focussing on Postgraduate Research. I support academic colleagues in identifying funding opportunities for initiatives such as Doctoral Training Partnerships, Centres for Doctoral Training, Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships and some studentships. Working with colleagues across the academic and research sections to generate applications to a range of funding bodies providing specialist advice on doctoral research funding and the development of new postgraduate research training programmes. Identifying funding opportunities (specifically block training grants), supporting the development of high quality applications to postgraduate research 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)

+44 (0) 1206 874210


5.602, Colchester Campus