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Research Intelligence

The Research Intelligence Unit is responsible for enhancing the University's understanding of its research performance through the provision of data analysis and information to Senior Management and research leaders. This includes standard and ad hoc internal reporting, as well as the monitoring and analysis of key research performance data. In addition, the team also coordinates or supports various internal processes and committees, including:

  • The University Board for Research and Innovation
  • The Research Outputs Support System (ROSS)
  • The Research Excellence Framework (REF) submission

Most of our content can accessed via the Research Data channel on our PSO Data Shares Microsoft Team. You can request to be added to this channel by emailing

Research Intelligence Unit Team Members

Name and role

Contact details

Nathan Helsby

Head of Planning and Reporting

Ext. 8080

Zoe Newton

Data Officer

Ext. 4367

Paul Simmons

Data Analyst



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Contact the Research Intelligence Unit


0118 378 (8080) / (4367)

Visit us:
Room 2.14,
Whiteknights House