Kirstie has worked at the University of Surrey for a decade project managing a range of research grants. Most of this time was been spent in the Research & Enterprise Support department. She then joined Sociology in July 2015 to manage the Evolution & Resilience of Industrial Ecosystems (ERIE) project.
She has previously project managed grants funded by the EPSRC, the European Commission and the Technology Strategy Board (now Innovate UK). She has managed internal University of Surrey initiatives and supported strategic partnerships in the areas of Energy, Space and Water. She recently undertook maternity cover for the University of Surrey's Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) which aims to exploit EPSRC research in collaboration with industry, hopefully bridging the ‘valley of death’ from research to commercialisation. Prior to Surrey she has worked in e-learning, the automotive industry and corporate communications.
Kirstie is a PRINCE2 qualified Practitioner, with experience in event management, bid writing, finance and project administration. She has an MA in Fine Art which she will be using to teach her toddler potato printing and finger painting on her days off. She job shares the Centre Manager role with Gail and Lisa.