Faculty of Medical Sciences

Staff Profile

Naomi Mather

Research Officer (FMS)


Working hours: Tuesday, Thursday and every other Wednesday.

I manage the research support for all pre-award activity for NICR. 

My role includes:

  • providing advice and guidance on grant application processes, applying knowledge of University, Faculty and Institute policies on costing & pricing to ensure that the Institute receives maximum income within grant applications.
  • Using the University's costing system to submit grant proposals.
  • Administering the Institute's Internal Peer Review policy for grants.
  • Overseeing the follow up of submitted grant applications with PIs and compilation of a reviewers comment report for unsuccessful applications.
  • Providing statistical information on research to inform future strategy 
  • Identifying and disseminate appropriate external funding opportunities

I represent the research support function at Institute and Faculty meetings related to research activity and strategy.

I have worked at Newcastle University since 2003.  I spent 5 years working in the Institute of Neuroscience as Research Coordinator, responsible for the costing of all pre-award applications and have extensive experience managing post award budgets.

From 2007-2012 I was PA in the Institute of Health and Society.  During this time I completed an MBA, a secondment to Fuse as Administrator for the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health and a secondment to CURDS, HASS as Research Coordinator.



Masters in Business Administration

BA (Hons) Religious Studies