Dr Kate Jones

Kate JonesOrganisation

University of Liverpool

Job title

Head of Operations

Biography

Kate is the Head of Operations of the Institute of Integrative Biology (IIB) a GOLD Athena Swan departmental award holder at the University of Liverpool. Kate works as a business partner with the academic Dean of the Institute, and is responsible for the strategic and operational management of the Institute. Kate leads the ~60 professional services support staff to ensure the best research infrastructures and platforms are in place to deliver the Institutes scientific priorities, and the best possible student experience for its Post Graduate Research Students.

Kate played a key role in the departments achievement of its Athena Swan Gold award, which has provided her with the opportunity to focus on her professional interests. Consequently she has driven a number of equality and diversity; career development; and health and wellbeing initiatives which benefit all staff groups and students and these are influencing wider institutional and sector initiatives. Most recently, Kate put her bid-writing background to good use to secure a HEFCE Catalyst grant of £150K to support PGR Mental Health and Wellbeing.