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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


Health Economics Workshop with Antonieta...

Baring Court 202 - St Lukes Campus - University of Exeter

Health Economics Workshop - In this one day workshop, participants will be introduced to key principles...
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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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PenCLAHRC joins EU network for cost containment and improved quality of healthcare

25 May 2017

The escalating cost of healthcare is a problem common to all EU countries and national...
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Self-harm in schools collaboration reveals need for new training and interventions

24 May 2017

A GW4-funded collaboration between researchers from PenCLAHRC and GW4 universities has revealed gaps in provision...
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PenCLAHRC dementia research makes the news

23 May 2017

A PenCLAHRC project showing that eating a Mediterranean diet may help reduce the risk of dementia has...
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Research Projects

PenCHORD - Torbay and South Devon stroke care

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

PenCHORD worked with Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust to understand the resources needed...
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PenCHORD - STEMI: Appropriate treatment for ST-elevation heart attacks

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

Could thrombolysis treatment from paramedics before being taken to hospital lead to better outcomes for...
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Research Projects