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Goldsmiths Research Office

Goldsmiths is a small research-intensive university with a world renowned reputation for our commitment to fostering interdisciplinary collaborations, innovation and creativity with academic and non-academic organisations. The Research Office provides a pro-active service to support Goldsmiths' researchers in their activities.

The Research and Enterprise Offices are under the management of the Pro-Warden Research & Enterprise, Professor Mark d'Inverno, and implement the strategies and policies of the university's Research and Enterprise Committee.

Who we are
The Research Office is managed by Lynda Agili, Head, and comprises Justin Davin-Smith, Research Development Manager,  Emmy Gregory, Research & Enterprise Office Secretary, Karen Rumsey, Research Systems & Liaison Officer, and, Dr Muriel E Swijghuisen Reigersberg, Research Development Officer. Contact details.

Where we are
The Research Office is at Hatcham House, 17-19 St James, New Cross, LONDON SE14 6NW.  Office location (link to Streetmap)

What we do
Research is at the centre of Goldsmiths and how we conduct it, fund it and disseminate our results is subject to both national regulatory frameworks, and those of funding organisations.  The Research Office's function is to support the university's research staff in conducting its research and our broad areas of activity are listed below.

  • Research Grants Administration The team has experience of UK, European and non-European funders and can assist with your application from initial proposal to your project budget to application to submission to post-award management to final report and completion.  Currently the team, with Research Finance team, manage 200 grants.  Advice on Research Funding.
  • Research Excellence Framework The team co-ordinate the university's submission to national research benchmarking exercises such as the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF2014).  
  • Promoting Goldsmiths research to funding bodies  When funding bodies run consultation exercises, the Research Team co-ordinate Goldsmiths' response on the university's behalf.
  • Researcher Career Development Researchers are vital to the future of a research-intensive university like Goldsmiths and we aim to provide good career development support for all levels of research staff.  Along with the Staff Development team, the Research Office is responsible for the implementation of the Code of Practice for the Career Management of Researchers, that has arisen out of the university's HR Excellence in Research - Action Plan, 2012-2016 .
  • Open Access  Open access recognizes the public benefits of free access to publicly-funded research.  The Research team in collaboration with colleagues in the Library are leading the implementation and development of open access systems that accord, not least, with funders' requirements. Goldsmiths Research Online, GRO, is our publicly-accessible repository.  
  • Research Ethics & Integrity The Research team co-ordinates the work of the university Research Ethics and Integrity Sub-Committee and its broad remit (including assessment of ethical protocols for research projects and management of research staff) with other academic and professional services departments. Research Ethics.


The Research team works closely with the Enterprise Office that supports a wide range of collaborations between academic staff and external partners to share, expand and enrich knowledge beyond the boundaries of academic and offer guidance on consultancy, contract research, collaborative research funding and IP management. Link to Enterprise Office.



Goldsmiths Research Online, GRO,

GRO is an online repository of research publications and other research outputs conducted by academics at Goldsmith which have been made available to the general public.  The repository is intended to provide long-term, public, free access to these materials on the web.

Some of the materials that make up the repository include:

  • Full text research articles, sample book chapters, working papers and monographs.
  • Images of visual art works, documentation of time-based and complex multi-media research outputs.
  • PhD theses.
  • Bibliographic information about Goldsmiths research output (metadata).

RAE2008: The pre-cursor to REF2014, the Research Assessment Exercise, RAE2008, was designed to benchmark research quality in UK HEIs.  Link to Goldmsmiths' submission,  and results.

Technologies describes some of the projects that meld human creativity with technological change. (Technologies (2009) downloadable PDF) 

Impact stories: how Goldsmiths is making a difference. 

Our researchers in their own words: videos

Content last modified: 04 Feb 2015

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