What do PRISMs do?

PRISMs connect people and processes, drive research development, dissemination, communication, and ensure that the investments are utilised to their full potential.

PRISMs act as arbiters to unite individual research agendas into a collaborative approach, and drive opportunities for building teams that are larger than the sum of their parts, rather than opportunities for individual output.

PRISMs build new connections internally and externally to foster ideas and income generation across Higher Education Institutions (HEI), governmental agencies, industry, and the general public.

PRISMs add their expertise around vision statements, people engagement and community building, governance, research communication, event management and more to grant applications.

PRISMs bridge between ensuring the day-to-day running of their investments within their institution and building legacy and long-term strategies to grow the respective research area locally, nationally, and internationally.

PRISMs connect the research investments they manage to the University’s maintenance support services to ensure processes are joined up, in line with the institutional requirements, and share best practise.
Thereby, they free up valuable time for academic staff to focus on their core expertise, research and teaching.

There is a high intellectual and emotional demand on PRISM roles to be able to understand the research environment, but also understand and effectively manoeuvre the cultural differences between the academic community (from student to professor), technical services, and support services (from administrator to senior management), industry and governmental partner, and other external stakeholders.


Dr Anja Roeding
+44 1392 724132

University of Exeter, Physics Building, Stocker Road
EX4 4QL, Exeter, United Kingdom

Last edited: 18 December 2020

Contact: a.roeding@exeter.ac.uk