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Lorraine Dyson

Group Administrator

  • Wade-Martins Group & OPDC Administrator
  • ARUK Thames Valley Network Centre Administrator

Providing project administration support for all research programmes held by Professor Wade-Martins across a variety of funders, ranging from charities, UK Government, European Commission and Industrial Collaborations.

I provide administrative support for the Oxford Parkinson's Disease Centre (OPDC), including:- 

  • Collate regular research reports, publications, conference presentations and public engagement activities for reporting purposes. 
  • Manage all financial administration, leading financial reporting and liaising with collaborators
  • Review monthly account reports to ensure grants are being spent as planned. 
  • Facilitate public engagement: Organise research Open Days; manage profile and liaise with TV, radio and newspaper opportunities to maintain a high public profile is as a charity-supported program. 
  • Arrange the monthly OPDC seminar series.
  • Co-ordinate and schedule regular meetings of the OPDC Management Board, note and distribute action points. 
  • Develop and curate the OPDC website.
  • Co-ordinate the interaction with the OPDC international Scientific Advisory Board (SAB): Arrange and schedule telephone conferences, and face-to-face meetings; circulate information to the SAB to keep them informed on progress and strategy. 
  • Organise showcase research events involving OPDC speakers; the SAB, local and national Parkinson's UK groups. 

I also provide administrative support for the Alzheimer's Research UK (ARUK) Thames Valley Network including:- 

  • To liaise and engage with the national funding body ARUK. 
  • Collate annual research reports, publications, conference presentations and public engagement activities for reporting purposes. 
  • Arrange major showcase ARUK Thames Valley Network Centre annual public online and face to face meetings.
  • Liaise with other ARUK Network Centres around the country and administer collaborative research initiatives.
  • Arrange meetings of ARUK Thames Valley Network members, take and distribute minutes.
  • Administer the ARUK Thames Valley Network pilot grant funding scheme and other associated funding related schemes.
  • Manage budgets awarded and monitor spend within grant period. Prepare finance reports for ARUK. Collate and prepare budget for future funding period. 
  • Organise the annual ARUK Research conference if it comes to Oxford in collaboration with the ARUK national office.