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David Young

David Young

With: Northumbria University

Role: Research Funding and Policy Manager

David has worked in research management and administration since 2007. His primary responsibility in his current role in research and business services at Northumbria is increasing research income and enhancing the research profile of the university. David also has a policy remit including open access and research data.

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Lean and research support systems: lessons learned

Lean is used in many institutions to improve processes in professional services from improving exam logistics to the running of counselling services. At Northumbria University, they are also applying lean techniques to research management processes, as David Young explains.

A Lean research and business support service?

Developed to cut out waste in car production, the Lean method is helping to transform processes in many universities. Already widely-used in professional services, Lean is now being applied to research management, as Northumbria University’s David Young explains.