Staff Profile

Hilary Noone

REF Project Officer



I am a member of the Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) Faculty Research Team, which supports nine schools, three research institutes and 11 research centres.

My role is to support academic colleagues throughout the faculty to develop and demonstrate an excellent research environment, and to facilitate the strategic development of HaSS-based Newcastle University Centres of Research Excellence (NUCoREs).

Additional Roles

Chair of the Professional Services Staff Network for Newcastle University Women (NU Women). 


Since moving to the Northeast in 2007, I have held various strategic project and initiative delivery roles across intersecting public and private sectors. Working in NHS and HE research support since 2009 has given me extensive experience in project management, process review, mentoring and coaching. I have recently moved from research management (at Newcastle University Business School) into secondment posts covering research funding development, researcher development and engagement. Outside of work I volunteer with a number of charities in funding, business and policy development roles.

Professional Qualifications

ARMA Certificate in Research Administration

Chartered Institute of Management Level 3

Professional Membership

Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA)

Newcastle University Policy Academy Alumni 2017 / 2018