Stephen Parkinson

Research Partnership Manager

Stephen’s role is to manage the portfolio of projects that the N8 are facilitating from inception through to their implementation at one of the N8 Universities.

Before joining the N8 Research Partnership, Stephen worked as a Research Development Manager at the University of Salford, supporting research grant applications across three Schools (Built Environment, Computing, Science & Engineering and Environment and Life Sciences) and as a Senior Business Development Executive at Imperial Consultants, a subsidiary of Imperial College London, developing and managing academic consultancy projects.

Prior to this, he worked as a project manager for a major engineering consultancy firm and as a policy advisor for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

Stephen has a BSc in Government and a MSc in Political Theory, both from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a PGCert in Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership.

Stephen’s interests include running, photography and cinema.