Dr Simon Kerridge
Founder and Principal Consultant
Kerridge Research Consulting
Speaker Bio: Simon has been a research manager and administrator for over 30 years, now an independent research consultant he previously led the research office at the University of Kent where he has had responsibility for all aspects of the research support including pre- award, post-award, impact, information, strategy, assessment and governance. He has a passion for research management and administration (RMA) as a profession and leads the INORMS (International Network of Research Management Societies) RAAAP (Research Administration as a Profession) Task Force that is collecting longitudinal data about the profession. He was given the 2022 Innovation Award from CARA the Canadian Association of Research Administrators for his leadership on RAAAP. The RAAAP results also play a major role in The Emerald Handbook of Research Management and Administration Around the World (forthcoming, 2023) book. Simon sits on a number of RMA related committees and groups including being a board member for EARMA the European association. He is also co-chair of the NISO Standing Committee for CRediT the contributor role taxonomy for journal article authorship, a consultant on the Research Administration Professional IDentity and Values Scale (RAPIDS) project. He has recently finished working as a panel advisor for Research England as part of the UK Research Excellence Framework, supporting the Social Sciences panel, including the assessment of research impact, and has been vocal about the monetary value of impact. Simon teaches on the Johns Hopkins’ masters in research administration and is managing editor of the Journal of Research Management and Administration. He was an author of Metric Tide report, holds a professional doctorate in Electronic Research Administration, and has a house full of dogs.