Contact the team
- +44 (0)20 7594 1283
- Email us
What we do
The research contracts team enables the academic community in the Faculty of Engineering to engage with sponsors and collaborators across the globe, including corporate partners, academia, UK and international government agencies and research councils, and charities.
We work closely with academic and professional support staff in each department to draft, review, negotiate and approve the terms of various research-related contracts.
How we can help
The team negotiates equitable terms that:
- maximise academic freedom and research income;
- minimise risks and administrative burden; and
- ensure the College meets its ethical, fiscal and legal obligations.
We are part of a multi-faceted system that integrates with other Faculty of Engineering functions e.g. research services (pre- and post-award), corporate partnerships (growing collaborations with industry), and development (advancing the Faculty’s mission); and central College functions e.g. Research Office (which includes the EU team and MTA-in team), International Relations Office (development of international relationships) and Legal Services Office (legal counsel and advice).
We also work in conjunction with IC Consultants and Imperial Innovations to ensure seamless integration of opportunities lead by Imperial’s consultancy and technology transfer arms.
Please get in touch with us via our central email portal, monitored throughout the day, on: firstname.lastname@example.org. You will then receive an email advising which member of the research contracts team will assist with your request.
Meet the team
Personal detailsChristian Wright Head of Contracts
Send email+44 (0)20 7594 1283
Christian manages the team, ensuring the provision of an effective research contracts management service to the academic community. Christian deals with research contracts in excess of £1M, Chair agreements and strategic alliances.
Personal detailsDimitrios Batsalas Contracts Manager
Send email+44 (0)20 7594 5044
Personal detailsRobbie Davis Contracts Negotiator
Send email+44 (0)20 7594 3911
Personal detailsMatt Bentley Contracts Negotiator