IRIOS-2 Team

Simon Kerridge (Steering Group Chair)

Head of Graduate Research School, University of Sunderland, Simon is an experienced PRINCE2 trained research manager with over 20 years experience. He has successfully led many IT development projects, including an ESPRIT project (EP-27007) and the JISC IRIOS project. Simon is also a director of ARMA and sits on the JISC RIM and ResearchID groups and RMAS steering group.


Kevin Ginty (Project Manager)

Kevin, from the Centre for Internet Technologies (CIT), University of Sunderland, has a vast experience of managing IT projects from a research and commercial background. He managed the IRIOS project and also chairs the eBES workshop for CEN, which is the European entry point for EDI and ebXML.


Paul Cranner (Internet Systems Developer)

Also from CIT, University of Sunderland, Paul will be the main technical developer and analyst. He has over ten years experience as a programmer and technical analyst, including developing the UNIS and IRIOS platforms.


Kathleen Callender (Research Information Manager)

Kathleen is Research Information Manager within Graduate Research Support, University of Sunderland. Kathleen is responsible for providing help and advice on all aspects of research including acquisition, interpretation and dissemination of information.


Paul Fairley (Internet Systems Developer)

Having recently completed a Masters degree in Software Engineering, Paul is a new member of the CIT Team. With experience primarily in Java, Paul will be undertaking development work on the groups CERIF based Research Information Management (RIM) projects.


Valerie McCutcheon (Steering Group)

Valerie is Operations Manager, Department of Research & Enterprise, University of Glasgow.  She is an experienced PRINCE2 registered practitioner with a successful project management history including several database and data capture projects. She has over 10 years experience of managing electronic research support systems within an HEI including projects such as Enquire and IRIOS.


Anna Clements (Steering Group)

Enterprise Architect at the University of St Andrews, Anna is responsible for establishing and leading a programme of information management improvement across the institution. She is chair of the Pure UK User Group, a member of the JISC RIM group, a member of euroCRIS, project manager of CRISPool and a member of the IRIOS and MICE project steering groups.


Gerry Lawson (Steering Group)

Coordinator of Research and Business Information at NERC, Gerry manages policy on external and internal management information systems. He has participated in ERA-Nets exchanging information on European national research programmes, and in a EuroHORCS/ESF project to exchange information on national research portfolios. He is also a member of the JISC RIM stakeholder group.


Chris Moulsley (Steering Group)

Chris is Head of Joint Information Services Unit EPSRC/ESRC. He has 10+ years IT experience including leading data migration to the Shared Services Centre (SSC) for both Research Councils. Chris is PRINCE2 and ITIL V3 Service Strategy qualified.


Colin Haylock (Technical Manager)

Colin is Technical Manager for Web and Electronic Document and Records Management Systems including Grants on the Web at EPSRC. He is PRINCE2 qualified with ten years experience of collaborative IT projects in the Research Councils.


Keith Jeffery (Steering Group)

Keith is President of euroCRIS. He serves on a number of international expert groups, conference boards and assessment panels. He has extensive experience of CERIF and of IT systems within both universities and Research Councils, previously having been the Design Authority Chair for the RCs Shared Services Centre.


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