Sam is the Head of Research Environment and Impact at Manchester Metropolitan University. He has enjoyed a wide variety of external engagement roles at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) over the past decade specialising in regional development, 2-way community engagement, research administration and knowledge exchange.
From 2008 – 2012 he was MMU’s project manager on the Manchester Beacon initiative – leading a successful change agenda around the recognition, reward and support for public engagement across the university. More recently he has been responsible for the project management of MMU’s REF2014 submission; particularly offering guidance, support and advice around the impact agenda.
He was awarded a fellowship of the Royal Society of the Arts in 2011 and acts as a reviewer for various engagement and science communication grants for the Royal Academy of Engineering and The Swiss National Science Foundation. Sam has presented sessions on public engagement and its contribution to research impact at various conferences and events.