Chris Barton Research Grants & Contracts Officer

Dr Chris Barton

Research Grants & Contracts Officer

My role

As Grants & Contracts Officer I support schools with the accurate costing and submission of applications for external research funding, negotiate and set up grant agreements and contracts, and provide ongoing support and advice through the lifetime of research projects.

The Schools I am primarily responsible for are the School of Biosciences, the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR), the School of Psychology and Kent School of Architecture.

My background

I graduated from the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) at Kent in 2006, before completing my MSc and PhD in the Department of Life Sciences at Imperial College, London. In between, I have worked in various funding and support roles in local government and further education institutions. I continue to contribute to peer-reviewed academic research in various fields, conducting quantitative data analysis on a freelance basis.