Dr Kirsty Collinge

Strategic Research Executive

Background

Dr Kirsty Collinge joined the University of Edinburgh in 2018 as Strategic Research Executive within the Research Support Office. As a member of the Strategic Research Development Team, Kirsty is responsible for analysing influencers and drivers of investment in research, identifying potential new funding opportunities, and developing and implementing projects designed to increase and diversify research funding across the University.

Prior to joining the University of Edinburgh, Kirsty worked as Research Development Advisor (Strategy) within the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Heriot-Watt University (2016-2018) and as Research and Knowledge Exchange Data Manager within the Research Strategy and Innovation Office at the University of Glasgow (2012-2016). Between 2008 and 2011 Kirsty worked as a Post-doctoral Researcher investigating the impact of Norse settlement and agriculture on soils of southwest Greenland.

Qualifications

Kirsty holds a BA(Hons) in Geography and Archaeology, and an MSc in Environmental Monitoring, Modelling and Reconstruction from the University of Manchester, and a PhD in Geoarchaeology from the University of Stirling. Kirsty is also a professionally qualified Coach (ACORN accredited Advanced Certificate in Coaching Practice, 2017).

Responsibilities & affiliations

Member of the Association for Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA).

Invited speaker

  • Use of research analytics in appraising new funding opportunities. ITU Department of Library and Documentation Bibliometrics Workshop. Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Istanbul (October 2018)
  • Use of research analytics to inform strategic decision making.  Second SciVal Tukey, Middle East and Iran User Group Meeting, Istanbul (April 2018)
  • Reflections on the use of SciVal from a non-STEM perspective.  UK SciVal User Group Meeting, Manchester Metropolitan University  (September 2017)
  • Using SciVal to inform the CIM-Laser mid-term review. UK SciVal User Group Meeting, University of Bath (September 2016)
  • Using research analytics to support strategic planning. Thomson Reuters Research Information Management Summit, Vienna (September 2015)

Participant

  • Speaker. Use of research analytics to inform strategic decision making in Schools and Institutes. Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) Conference, Liverpool (June 2017)
  • Speaker. Use of research analytics to inform strategic decision making in Schools and Institutes. SciVal and Scopus 2017 European User Conference, Amsterdam (April 2017)

As a member of the Strategic Research Development Team, I am responsible for analysing influencers and drivers of investment in research, identifying potential new funding opportunities, and developing and implementing projects designed to increase and diversify research funding across the University.