We have many years experience working at different levels within the higher education and research funding sectors. We have worked together on a number of successful projects that have addressed the need for quality research management and research management systems to be in place at both universities and funders. We have a range of senior administrative contacts within higher education institutions, funders, and government. These contacts and the depth and breadth of our combined experience enable us to offer a unique approach.
John Green has extensive experience in higher education administration and in business. After an academic career as a mathematician, he ran the academic side of Queens’ College Cambridge, taking Queens’ to the top of the academic league tables. In 1993, he became Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Medicine where he was the driving force behind the creation of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences and the architect of an early (mid-1990s) online document delivery service with private sector partners. He moved to Imperial College to merge the medical schools of northwest London into the College. Since 2003 he has worked at the centre of the College as Chief Co-ordinating Officer to manage large reorganisations and IT implementations and was involved in creating the UK’s first Academic Health Sciences Centre.
John pursues an active consulting role, holds a number of non-executive positions, and owns several businesses in the education and technology sectors.
Ian McArdle has worked in the Imperial College Research Office since 2006 and is currently the acting Head of Research Information Systems. He was heavily involved in the InfoEd implementation project, designing reporting tools that linked different systems. He is currently involved in a project to deliver tailored key performance indicator dashboards that merge data from a variety of different internal and external data sources.
Scott Rutherford has just completed a year long secondment to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) as a key member of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) programme. Scott’s remit was to develop research policy and implement information systems to support the data requirements of the REF. Scott works at Imperial College as Head of Research Information Systems where his key responsibility is to manage the development of research system and information strategies across the College. Scott oversaw the implementation of systems to support pre-award grant development and tracking, post-award financial budgeting, intellectual property management, publication management and clinical trials. His experience includes a number of university change management projects and several years work within research policy and administration at Imperial College and the Medical Research Council. Scott holds an MBA from Imperial. He will shortly be moving to Queen’s University Belfast to take up the role of Director of Research and Enterprise.
Thomas Turner has worked as a Projects Officer at Imperial College London since 2005. He has had a range of management responsibilities on major projects and implementations that span the organisation, including Full Economic Costing, change management, the merger of St Mary’s and Hammersmith NHS trusts and the creation of the Academic Health Sciences Centre, the renewal of the research support website, Professionalising Research Management, and major institutional industry funding bids. Before joining Imperial College Thomas held positions in government and charity organisations.