People

We have a wide range of staff supporting our research activities.

Research support

Name Role
Prof Sabine Braun Associate Dean (Research and Innovation)
Dr Catherine Ulmer Research Facilitation Officer
Jodie Weller Faculty Research Coordinator and Assistant to Associate Dean (Research and Innovation)

Research directors

The Research Director role involves:

  • Providing leadership and overall management of research activity across the school or department in the context of the Faculty and the University research strategy and faculty objectives.
  • To be an advocate for the Faculty and the University research strategy and to help build a strong research culture within the school or department.
  • To review research activity and provide developmental support for research centres, groups and individual academics within the school or department.
  • To help assess research quality and build strong research capability within the school or department including the nurturing of talent, creativity and ground-breaking research.
  • To work with the Associate Director (Research) to contribute to the strategic direction of the Faculty, aligned with institutional requirements for enhancement in the quantity and quality of research and related income and research output and impact.
Departments and schools Name
Department of Music and Media Prof Jeremy Barham
Department of Politics Prof Simon Usherwood
Department of Sociology Prof Karen Bullock
Guildford School of Acting Prof Robert Shaughnessy
School of Economics Prof Holger Breinlich
School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Prof Scott Cohen
School of Law Prof Francesco Giglio
School of Literature and Languages Prof Patricia Pulham
Surrey Business School Prof MariaLaura Di Domenico

Impact leads

Departments and schools Name
Department of Music and Media Prof David Frohlich
Department of Politics Dr Nick Kitchen
Department of Sociology Dr Daniel McCarthy
Guildford School of Acting N/A
School of Economics Dr Jo Blanden
School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Dr Michael Humbracht
School of Law Dr Melissa Hamilton
School of Literature and Languages Dr Beth Palmer
Surrey Business School Prof Glenn Parry

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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
University of Surrey
Guildford
Surrey
GU2 7XH