School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences

Research support

The PPLS Research Office provides a suite of services that comprehensively support academics and researchers.

Pre-award support

The School of PPLS Research Office provides a suite of services that comprehensively support academics and researchers in applying for both internal and external funds designed to support academic research projects. For further information contact Mel McLaughlin, Rebecca Moody or Ashley Johnson.

Post-award support

Once funding for a specific research funding has been secured, the PPLS Research Office offers a range of services to support principal investigators (PIs) to set up their research project and ensure this operates smoothly. For further information contact Katia Hervy or Ashley Johnson.

Postdoctoral fellowships

If you are an Early Career Researcher looking to hold a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the School of PPLS please find a list of calls and the internal application processes for each of them here:

Open access and research data

Ensuring as many of the School’s academic outputs (journal papers, book chapters, monographs etc.) are openly accessible is a significant role of the PPLS Research Office, as is supporting academics to assure data generated through research are appropriately managed.

Please direct any enquiries regarding open access to

Knowledge exchange and impact generation

Working as part of the PPLS Research Office, the Knowledge Exchange and Impact (KEI) Team supports researchers and academics in promoting their research and its outputs to produce impact amongst non-academic audiences. For further information on our KEI activities and the benefits these generate contact

Contact the PPLS Research Office

Name Role Email
Chris Berry Knowledge Exchange and Impact Manager
Giulia Giganti Pure Impact and Open Access Administrator
Susan Hamilton Head of Research Support
Katia Hervy Research Support Senior Administrator
Mel McLaughlin Research Support Senior Administrator

Open access policies

Open access guidance documents and FAQs