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Staff Profile

Dr Sara Hayes

Engagement, Research Information and Communications Manager

Kath Maguire

Since May 2016, I have been responsible for the development and facilitation of strategic partnerships between PenCLAHRC and its partners. I am also responsible for co-ordinating and managing the selection and retrieval of quantitative and qualitative data relating to research outputs for reporting purposes. Additionally, I manage the development and implementation of the PenCLAHRC communications strategy to raise awareness of research outputs, both internally and externally.

I joined PenCLAHRC in May 2015 as the Research and Operations Manager for PenCHORD, the operational modelling research group within PenCLAHRC. My primary responsibility was the operational management of the group, including staffing, finance, policy and governance, as well as supporting project delivery. In addition, I was responsible for managing a number of wider PenCLAHRC projects.
Previously, I worked as a Project Development Officer within the University of Exeter’s Research and Knowledge Transfer directorate, where I was responsible for managing two schemes designed to support collaborative projects between the University and external partners. Before joining the University, I worked for NHS NEW Devon CCG, Devon County Council and as a Research Assistant at Lancaster University.

In 2011, I was awarded my ESRC/NERC Interdisciplinary Studentship Award funded PhD in Volcanic Risk Management from Plymouth University and have also studied for a Masters at Lancaster University and BSc at the University of East Anglia, both in Environmental Sciences.

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Contact by phone
01392 726063

Employed by
University of Exeter

Areas of expertise
Research Management

Upcoming Events


PPI Advice Clinic

Plymouth, ITTC Building (PL6 8BX)

Whatever your query, from finding out more about Patient and Public Involvement to creating a PPI...
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Searching and Review Clinic

The University of Exeter, St Luke's campus, South Cloisters (Room 2.35)

These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC Evidence Synthesis Team to manage and respond...
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Dr Nick Axford appointed as Associate Professor

21 April 2017

Dr Nick Axford joins PenCLAHRC this week as Associate Professor in Health Services and will...
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Want to stay mentally healthy in older age? Stimulate your brain in early life

20 April 2017

Stimulating the brain by taking on leadership roles at work or staying on in education...
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Job Opportunity - Trial Manager

10 April 2017

The University of Exeter Medical School is seeking a Trial Manager to take a lead...
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Research Projects

Comprehensive Mouth Care and Post-operative Pneumonia (CUPPA)

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

A pilot study to see if comprehensive mouth-care reduces the incidence of post-operative pneumonia in...
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Changing Agendas on Sleep, Treatment and Learning in Epilepsy - A long term condition of children (CASTLE)

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

PenCRU and the Evidence Synthesis Team are working with families, charities and health professionals specialising...
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Research Projects