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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


PenCLAHRC Health Service Modelling Associates...

G18 Medical School Building - St Lukes Campus - Exeter EX1 1TE

This event is being arranged by the PenCHORD team to showcase the work of the...
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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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£2 million grant to improve rehabilitation of older people after discharge from hospital

24 March 2017

A team of researchers specialising in care for older people, including PenCLAHRC Senior Research Fellow Dr Vicki Goodwin,...
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Impact of wobbly bridges and sky-scrapers on human health to be tested in new government-funded research centre

21 March 2017

The impact of vibrations from very tall buildings, wobbly bridges and floors on people’s health...
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Outcome of research prioritisation round 2016/17

20 March 2017

The research prioritisation process has been running since PenCLAHRC first formed in 2008 and is...
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Research Projects

PenCHORD: Streamlining Pre-operative Assessments at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

Developing a simulation model of the potential impact of new NICE guidelines on pre-operative assessment...
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Research Projects