Meet the Team
Katie Wright - EU Project Manager
Tel: 0141 330 4549
I am an experienced PRINCE2 qualified Project Manager and lead the Project Management Office. As well as managing my own projects, I maintain oversight of the PMO portfolio and lead on change management and process improvements. I have experience project managing FP7 and H2020 collaborative projects including Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions (MSCA), Research and Innovation Actions (RIA), and Future and Emerging Technologies Actions (FET). One of my favourite things about being an EU Project Manager is having the opportunity to work on such a diverse portfolio of projects. From developing 'greener' ways of controlling pest insect populations to investigating new therapies for treating prostate cancer, our projects bring together leaders in the field to research and innovate, and their developments and discoveries have a tangible impact on society. Building connections with researchers across Europe and assisting them with project implementation is both extremely interesting and rewarding.
Dave Iglesias - EU Project Officer
Tel: 0141 330 8643
I am a PRINCE2 qualified Project Manager who has worked in a number of research projects with a special focus on Innovative Training Networks and experience in British Council grants, Cost Actions and Coordination and Support Actions as an EU policy advisor. I benefit from collaborative work with my colleagues that ensures my input in the projects is meaningful, effective and proactive. As a PM I pride myself on providing top customer service to the Investigators that I work with, establishing a relationship of trust and reliance where they feel comfortable to leave the administrative duties in my hands to focus on the science. My goal is the completion of the project’s goals and objectives, I love a challenge and face every problem as an opportunity.
Diana Mardare - EU Project Officer
I am a Project Manager with more than 15 years of experience working in higher education institutions. I joined the PMO in September 2021. Previously I was an EC Project Manager at Fundraising and Project Management Office, Aalborg University in Denmark and University of Trento, Italy. I have extensive experience in supporting FP7 and H2020 collaborative complex projects, including Research and Innovation Actions (RIA), COST Actions, Coordination and Support Actions (CSA), Artemis, Tempus, Erasmus+. In my career I have managed more than 12 EC research projects and other national projects. As an EC Project Officer I had the opportunity to work with different consortia, with people coming from different fields and with different backgrounds, with ambitious people who chose to challenge the limits of our knowledge and improve our society.