Muya Research Management offers consultancy and interim services to higher education institutions, research funders and policy makers in the UK and internationally on all aspects of research management activity.

Pauline Muya has over 25 years of experience in the UK higher education sector, working across all aspects of research management, including research strategy and policy, operations (pre- and post-award, contracts, governance, ethics and integrity), research development (including EU and international research) and creating a supportive and inclusive research culture at all career stages, including Doctoral College and oversight of doctoral training programmes.

Pauline has worked in six UK institutions over the past 25 years, in a range of roles at a senior level, working in both central and departmental positions and across scientific disciplines.

As well as detailed knowledge and understanding of the UK research landscape, Pauline has extensive experience of leading and managing diverse, large teams. As a result, she is experienced in managing resources and budgets, leading teams through change, reviewing operations and processes, planning for projects and aligning services with institutional strategies.

Pauline has notable expertise on the Research Excellence Framework, having overseen institutional and departmental submissions to four prior exercises. For REF2021, she has been seconded to Research England to work directly with the assessment panels and the REF team as a Panel Adviser.

Pauline is actively engaged with the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) and has contributed significantly to the development of the Association, through 16 years on the Board. She has developed and delivered numerous training workshops, both face to face and online.

We have a particular interest in building capacity internationally within the wider profession and have been involved in a number of projects to build research management capability in Asia and Africa. Pauline also speaks fluent French.

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