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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


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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Searching and Review Clinic

ITTC Building, Plymouth Science Park (Room N14)

These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC Evidence Synthesis Team to manage and respond...
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Prisoner mental health collaboration receives extension and funding boost

23 June 2017

A national collaboration supported by PenCLAHRC, investigating ways to support prisoners with mental health problems both...
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Starting school young can put child wellbeing at risk

22 June 2017

New research, supported by PenCLAHRC, has shown that the youngest pupils in each school year...
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Carers speak about helping to shape research and education

16 June 2017

Carers have spoken about the value of sharing their experiences with students and researchers at...
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Research Projects

Public involvement in suicide prevention

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia

A research programme examining a public health intervention designed to help members of the public...
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PenCHORD: Modelling the optimal size of Derriford Ambulatory Care Unit (ACU)

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

Providing modelling evidence of the optimal size for an expanded Ambulatory Care Unit (ACU) at...
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Research Projects