Dr Julie Bayley, Director of Research Impact Development
LILI Strategic Director

Dr Julie Bayley is Director of Research Impact Development at the University of Lincoln, combining an academic and research management role to strengthen impact across the institution. This includes strategy, training, researcher development and broader activities both within Lincoln and across the sector. Julie collaborates nationally and internationally on the development of impact literacy and healthy institutional practices for impact.  She undertakes extensive consultancy across the research sector and has been appointed as Emerald Publishing’s Impact Literacy Advisor, alongside being Director of Qualifications for the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) and impact Co-I on an EPSRC funded project on equality, diversion and inclusivity in STEM. Alongside her impact work, Julie is a Chartered Health Psychologist with a PhD in Health Psychology and Impact and is a patient advocate in vascular health.

Operations Director (TBC)

To be announced


Dr David Phipps

Dr. Phipps is the administrative lead for all research programs and their impacts on local and global communities at York University (Toronto, Canada). He has received honours and awards from the Canadian Association of Research Administrators, Society for Research Administration International, Institute for Knowledge Mobilization, International Network of Research Management Societies and the EU based Knowledge Economy Network. He received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his work in knowledge mobilization and was named the most influential knowledge mobilizer in Canada. He sits on knowledge mobilization committees around the world and is Network Director for Research Impact Canada.

Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor, Head of Strategic Partnerships (GMG), Central Commissioning Facility, National Institute for Health Research; England

Mark has worked as a researcher at Merck, in technology transfer at Oxford University Innovation, a venture capitalist at 3i and looking at organisational / cultural change at the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement. After managing the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre he then joined NIHR looking at intellectual property issues in 2012 before being asked in 2015 to help NIHR’s Central Commissioning Facility (CCF) consider issues around impact evaluation and assessment including work on helping CCF staff to be more impact savvy while canvassing opinion from Universities and the NHS on what impact might be in terms of patient benefit and how we might measure/describe it. He recently moved roles to Head of Strategic Partnerships, building on the relationships he has made in the health and social care system over the past decade or so

Mark has completed a post graduate diploma at the Said Business School and a postgraduate certificate in Health Technology Assessment at the University of Sheffield. Mark works part time and has been a Trustee for three medical research charities and was on the British Medical Journal’s Patient Panel. Mark has had relapsing remitting MS since forever. In his spare time he volunteers for parkrun and swims in a lake

Vicky Williams

Vicky is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Emerald Publishing, a global scholarly publisher committed to commissioning, curating and showcasing research in the social sciences that can make a real difference. Vicky has worked in publishing for over 20 years across editorial, product development, marketing and business development roles, and has overseen significant digital transformation programmes and company acquisitions in this time. Immediately prior to taking over as CEO of Emerald Publishing, she was CEO of Research Media, Emerald’s creative agency business.

Vicky holds a Masters in International Business and is an International Advisory Board member for the University of Bradford. She also founded Emerald’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion programme in 2016, and speaks widely on this topic at global forums and events. She took over as CEO of Emerald Publishing at the start of 2018, as we entered a unique era in scholarly publishing – one which is full of challenges and opportunities for the sector, and one which requires publishers to listen, learn and connect closely with their markets.

Dr. Elizabeth Gadd

Elizabeth is the Research Policy Manager (Publications) at Loughborough University. She chairs the Lis-Bibliometrics forum and founded The Bibliomagician blog. She is also the co-Champion of the ARMA Research Evaluation Special Interest Group and chairs the International Network of Research Management Societies (INORMS) Research Evaluation Working Group.

She has spent most of her career in libraries and doing research into the rights issues relating to the scholarly activities of UK HE. These include the Jisc-funded ACORN, Rights & Rewards, and RoMEO Projects, the latter of which gave rise to the RoMEO service. She has a PhD on the impact of copyright ownership on scholarly communication and blogs regularly on responsible research evaluation, copyright and open access issues.

Elizabeth is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals and was the 2020 recipient of the INORMS Award for Excellence in Research Management Leadership.