N8 Research Partnership appoints Dr Annette Bramley as its new director

Posted on: 17/11/2017

THE N8 Research Partnership, a collaboration of the North’s eight leading research universities, has appointed Dr Annette Bramley as its new director.

Dr Bramley joins the N8 Research Partnership from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), where she held numerous senior positions over an 18-year period.

N8 is the partnership body for the universities of Durham, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield, and York, and aims to maximise the impact of this research base to enable business innovation and societal transformation.

Dr Bramley’s new role will see her building on N8 relationships with public and private sector organisations and with funders, and forging new ones inside and outside of the N8 network.  Her goal will be to increase further the impact of N8 within the North of England and nationally, establishing innovative collaborations between businesses and the N8 university partners.

N8 creates programmes involving a critical mass of world class academics which form networks of innovation excellence with partners in other sectors – to drive investment and economic growth. It is the largest research-pooling partnership in the UK.

N8 Research Partnership is focussed on developing two Research Themes; AgriFood and Urban & Community Transformation. The themes will develop over 3-5 years to provide a platform of high-quality research and multiple collaborative ventures. N8 is also promoting three Emerging Communities; topics that have the potential through development of a research community of growing into future Research Themes.

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