Institute of Neuroscience

Staff Profile

Liz Wood

Institute Manager



My role, as Institute Manager, is to provide a comprehensive professional support service to the Directors of the Institute in order to meet the objectives of the Institute, Faculty and University and to assure the future sustainability of the Institute.

Roles and Responsibilities

Implement and maintain efficient support structures within the Institute
Strategic Planning
Human Resource management and contract management
Lead Institute Administration team
Management of the Institute’s budget, sources of income and allocation of resources to ensure financial stability
Maintaining and analysing management information
Project management
Research funding applications (strategic support)
Athena SWAN administrative lead



ACAS Certificate in Internal Workplace Mediation
Chartered Management Institute -  Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Management (QCF)
Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Management AUA/OU
MA International Studies
BA (Hons) History and Politics

Previous Positions

School Manager, School of Surgical & Reproductive Sciences, Faculty of Medical Science, Newcastle University 1999-2008


Member of the Association of University Administrators


French, Italian, Spanish - to varying degrees

Other Information

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