Melanie Jones

Melanie JonesOrganisation

Liverpool John Moores University 

Job title

Researcher Development Lead


Melanie has over 20 years' experience as a communication and facilitation specialist. Melanie joined LJMU in 2008, first as RIS's Communications Manager and then Engagement Lead, designing and delivering individual and group development interventions to LJMU teams and to external organisations. Melanie joined the Research Excellence Team as Researcher Developer Lead in 2016. She co-ordinates the university-wide researcher development offer and has been instrumental in the creation, design and delivery of ACTivator, LJMU's researcher development programme. Melanie Co-Chairs (with Victoria Sheppard) LJMU's Concordat Forum and is a member of the University's Ethics Committee.

Before joining LJMU, Melanie was Training Manager at a Further Education College and worked in the charitable sector for over ten years, supporting charities with visioning, strategic planning, team development, impact generation/reporting and funding. She was Chair of Mersey Network for Europe for three years. With a background in psychology and individual and group development, she is a qualified Personal Coach and has extensive experience of managing projects, partnerships and people in the private, public and third sectors.