Tamsin Burland

Senior co-design manager


Working with the Jisc research data shared service project team, I lead on HEI engagement for this new service.

I also work with stakeholders on wider issues within research information management, with particular interest in national research information infrastructures and CRIS interoperability.


My background is in academic research and research management.

I spent ten years in research in the fields of zoology and genetics, as a research assistant, PhD student and then as a post-doc. After this, I spent 13 years in university management, specialising in research management. As a manager, I have worked at three different London universities, based within both individual academic departments and the central research office.

My research management experience includes: preparing for, and analysing the outcome of, three research assessment exercises; setting up systems and workflows for research division support services; support for research grants and contracts (both pre- and post-award); design, use and procurement of research information management systems (both 'in house' and commercial); and, supporting the impact agenda, as it relates to Research Excellence Framework (REF) and Research Councils UK (RCUK) funding.