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Pure Portal project (PPP)

Following approval from the Research Lifecycle Programme, The Directorate of Research and Business Engagement (RBE) and IT Services are leading a project to upgrade the existing portal product at the University, which forms part of the Pure software. The portal product is currently used to showcase a wide variety of research information and supports the creation of researcher profiles for research staff and postgraduate research (PGR) students via the Research Explorer ( pages on the University’s corporate website. 

The project has been constituted following a requirements gathering exercise conducted as part of RLP Project E, Networking and Collaboration. The PPP forms one sub-project which aims to support some of the overall objectives including -

  • Improve our ability to build and manage research communities
  • Understand and present our research capabilities both internally and externally

The project will deliver a modern, accessible and user-friendly interface for a wide range of stakeholders to use to search and discover research expertise at the University. It will continue to provide a mechanism by which researchers and PGR students can build, maintain and showcase their research externally via the University’s corporate website.

As with the original portal project, it will be necessary to engage with a range of stakeholders across Professional Services (PS) including the Library, IT Services, Marketing and Communications as well as with teams within the Faculties, and with a range of academic and student representatives.

You can find updates on the RLP website here

If you have questions about the project contact details can be found below - 

The Pure Support Team -

PPP Project Manager - Malc Brown

PPP Change Manager - Traceyanne Sinclair


PPP membership

Governance board Name of member
Executive Project Board Nigel Hooper (Academic sponsor)
  Lita Denny (Business sponsor)
  Kamie Kitmitto 
  Andy Simmons
  Scott Taylor
  Simon Hood
  Sarah Albutt
Academic Assurance Team Josh Mouland
  Sam Hay
  Caroline Jay
  Maj-Britt Hansen
  Guyda Armstrong
  Clara Cheung
  Christian Nwosu
  Yitian Ren
Project Assurance Team John Crowe
  Stewart Aitken
  Kirsty Hawksworth
  Donna Campbell
  Ian Gifford
  Vicky Taylor-Plane / Lynda McIntosh
  Lucy May
  Alex Hinchliffe
Project Implementation Team Laura Turner
  Connie Funke-Dooley
  Anna Smethurst
  Milena Cimmarrusti-Davila
  Steve Carlton
  Nilani Ganeshwaran
  Andy Wilde
  Rik Misell-Jones
  Fiona Treacy