School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Sarah Whalley

Research Strategy Manager


Over the last decade, I have worked proactively to develop and implement strategies that enhance the research environment and student experience across a number of Higher Education settings. Since completing my PhD at the University of Nottingham in 2011, I have worked in partnership with academics and students across career stages and disciplines. I joined Newcastle University in 2015, and have worked in diverse, cross-cutting Research Management roles at School, Faculty and University levels.  


As Research Strategy Manager, I support Professor Brian Walker, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research Strategy & Resources (PVC-RSR) and David Hill, Director of Research Strategy & Development (DRSD) in the implementation, monitoring and review of the Newcastle University Research Strategy. I work with colleagues across the University to drive forwards key transformative initiatives. 


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  • Townley S. Vernon Lee and Elitism: Redefining British Aestheticism. English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920 2011, 54(4), 523-538.