Staff Profile

Dr Holly Davidson

Senior Research Funding Development Mgr


Senior Research Funding Development Manager

In my role as a Senior Research Funding Development Manager I support academic colleagues with their applications to UK funding bodies to enable their research. In particular, I support the School of Computing. I also work flexibly within the team to respond to research development opportunities across the SAgE Faculty, including facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration across the University.

Our Research Funding Development Team provides:

  • Advice on funder strategy;
  • Information on funders' forthcoming plans and opportunities;
  • Support for large and complex funding applications;
  • Visits and information sessions from funders;
  • 'In-house' funding information sessions (for the University, Schools and Groups);
  • Advice on finding funding;
  • Advice on preparing funding applications;
  • Lay review of funding applications.

For more information please see the Science, Agriculture and Engineering Faculty research support website (internal only):

Please get in touch if I can help in any way with your research funding.

Background and interests

I have a degree in Natural Sciences (specialising in biology and chemistry) from The University of East Anglia (2011) and an MRes in Medical and Molecular Biosciences from Newcastle University (2012). 

In 2016, I obtained a PhD in molecular biology and biochemistry at The Northern Institute for Cancer Research (now Newcastle Centre for Cancer) at Newcastle University. My research investigated the role of the NFAT and NF-κB transcriptional signalling pathways in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. 

Outside of my role as team lead for the SAgE Research Funding Development Team I enjoy swimming, running, dog-walking, cooking and making home-made soaps!