Dr Richard Gunn

Research Development Manager
Research and Enterprise Office
Dr Richard Gunn


Ask me about
  • Finding funding for social science research
  • Supporting research funding applications in the Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Training relating to research funding and grant writing
  • Queries relating to UKRI's Future Leader Fellowships


I currently work as a Research Development Manager for the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Essex. I support academic colleagues in generating applications to a range of funding bodies. My role also includes finding and distributing funding calls, liaising with funders, and providing training for academics. I joined Essex as a Research Impact Officer and had responsibility for developing case studies for REF 2014. Prior to that I worked in various academic and academic-related roles at the University of Leeds, having completed my PhD in History and Philosophy of Science there in 2008.


  • PhD Philosophy (History and Philosophy of Science) University of Leeds (2008)

  • MA History and Philosophy of Science University of Leeds (2002)

  • BA Sociology and Social Sciences University of Sussex (2001)

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