National Research Programmes Officer
Research, Innovation & Graduate Studies - Research Support Unit
+353 0 051 834026
IT 1.07 (RSU) Walton IT Building Walton IT Building
Accomplished research portfolio manager and administrator, with over a decade of experience in leading and managing research portfolios and operational activities in fast-paced highly regulated HEI environments. Demonstrable track record working within academic, administrative and research funding domains spanning PhD supervision, research and scholarship funding, applied research delivery and recruitment.
Knowledgeable and experienced in the area of both national and EU research funding landscapes spanning proposal writing and review, consortium building, research supervision, managing research finances and applied research engagement. Equally proficient in the design and deployment of research knowledge transfer, reporting, publication and dissemination agendas.
As the National Research Programme Officer, his role is to co-ordinate the pre and post-award funding supports for WIT's diverse research community in relation to national research funding. He liaises with research funding agencies such as Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), Irish Research Council (IRC), the Higher Education Authority (HEA), the Health Research Board (HRB), Enterprise Ireland (EI), Teagasc, and others. He also heavily engages, coordinates and liaises with Industry partners and other external organisations in the pursuit of promoting and strengthening WITs research capacity to compete for and secure competitive national funding awards.
As a previous Research Programme Manager at RIKON-WIT, Jamie led the development of the Group’s national and European project, collaboration and research funding activities in addition to coordinating the Group’s knowledge transfer, publication and dissemination agendas. As a previous Enterprise Ireland knowledge provider in the areas of business modelling and process improvement, Jamie has delivered applied research and consultancy to over 200 companies.
Jamie has authored a range of publications across diverse thematic fields ranging from HRM, innovation policy, service innovation and business modelling. Committed to continuing professional development and knowledge transfer, Jamie is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and the Irish Academy of Management.
Jamie has received recognition for his research acumen through competitively securing multiple National and European funding awards in addition to early-stage career research funding from the Irish Research Council.
Data Protection in the Republic of Ireland Workplace, Legal Island (2019).
Research Integrity Course, Epigeum (2019). Coordinated by the National Forum on Research Integrity.
Research Supervisor Skills Module (Level 9), Waterford Institute of Technology (2016). Masters of Arts in Teaching and Learning in Further and Higher Education.
PhD, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland (2009)."Collaborative HRM Delivery: Surfacing the Features and Associated Impacts that Emerge in Line Manager-HR Professional Relationships".
CIPD Accreditation Academic Associate Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Previously held Graduate CIPD membership accreditation between 2006-2014.
Bachelor of Business Studies, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland (2005). First Class Honours - Specialisation in HRM
2016- 2019: PhD supervisor, School of Business, Waterford Institute of Technology
2008: Part-Time Lecturer - School of Business, Waterford Institute of Technology
2019 – 2021: Recruitment Officer, WIT
Coordination and management of recruitment competitions for academic, professional, managerial and support staff within the Institute.
2011-2019: Research Programmes Manager, RIKON, Waterford Institute of Technology
Management of RIKON’s applied-academic research portfolio, team and activities and delivering applied research consultancy services to Enterprise Ireland client-base and funded research projects.
2016-2019 PhD Supervisor, School of Business, Waterford Institute of Technology
Co-supervision of a doctoral student.
2014-2016: Work Package Leader (European Funded Project - IPACSO)
Leading RIKONs tasks and deliverables in the project IPACSO. Specific responsibilities included primary and secondary research, stakeholder engagement, business modelling, workshop delivery, developing innovation frameworks, innovating VLE and blended learning delivery, reporting and dissemination.
2009-2011: Postdoctoral Researcher, RIKON, Waterford Institute of Technology
Supporting the academic, postgraduate and applied research activities within the RIKON Group. Duties included: funding proposal and tender development, project administration, management and delivery, reporting and innovation/business development consultancy delivery.
2008: Part-time Lecturer, School of Business, Waterford Institute of Technology
Subjects taught: Introduction to Management and Business Strategy.
2006: Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Science Scholar
Competitively secured the first IRCHSS postgraduate scholarship in the School of Business.
Jamie is an active researcher in the field of service innovation and has and continues to develop numerous publications and has presented at an array of management, business and innovation related conferences: