Lindsey Spriggs

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Lindsey Spriggs

Research Culture Facilitator

I engage with academics, research staff and professional services colleagues to drive positive culture change within the Social Sciences Division and across the research community at Oxford more broadly. As part of this, I am focused on identifying, sharing and scaling up examples of existing good practice within the Division as well as designing, delivering and measuring the impact of interventions where opportunities for improvement exist. I also work to join up research culture activities across the Division, creating alignment with the University's programme of work on research culture, in addition to collaborating with Research Culture Facilitators in the other three Divisions to generate a coherent approach to our activities. I work closely with the Divisional Advocate for Research Staff and the Research Staff Forum to help offer researchers a voice, as well as the REF Project Manager and colleagues specialising in the various areas related to research culture, such as professional development , EDI and research practice. Drawing on information from across the University, best practice at other research institutions and empirical evidence from within the field, my aim is to help nurture an inclusive, supportive and empowering research environment, taking into account the specific needs of the Social Sciences Division, its constituent departments and the various stages of a researcher's career. 

I am keen to listen to and learn from our research community and encourage you to reach out to me if you have any questions or ideas about how we can enhance our research culture within the Division.