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Contracts

The Contracts Team is able to offer advice and assistance with all aspects of contract negotiation. The University has a number of standard contracts that can be tailored to satisfy your individual requirements.

It is essential that the Team examines the terms and conditions of contracts supplied by external bodies as they are not always acceptable to the University. The Team will enter into negotiations with the external body, on behalf of the University and the academic, when necessary.

The University understands that discussions often take place between the academics and the external body in the preliminary stages of planning the project or work. Prior to such discussion taking place, please consider whether you will be disclosing any intellectual property which requires protection, and whether a Confidentiality Disclosure Agreement will be necessary. Such an agreement can be obtained from the Contracts Team.

It is important to remember that you should not negotiate or agree to any contractual terms and conditions orally or in writing without advice from a member of the Contracts Team, and in particular, you should not sign any agreement. An oral contract is just as legally binding as a written contract.

Should you have any queries or concerns about preliminary discussions with a potential funding body then please contact the Contracts Team at the earliest opportunity. 

Each Faculty will have a single point of contact for the purposes of all contract enquiries, that person will primarily be responsible for handling the contracts within that Faculty, although this may not always be possible.

 

Name

Responsibilities

Contact

Lisa Murphy
Head of Contracts

  • Graphene, Strategic and Framework agreements

57131

lisa.m.murphy@manchester.ac.uk

Naomi Bibby

Deputy Head of Contracts

  • School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • School of Computer Science
  • School of Mathematics

52108

naomi.bibby@manchester.ac.uk

Seamus Byers
Contracts Manager

  • School of Biological Sciences
  • Cell Matrix Biology & Regenerative Medicine
  • Evolution & Genomic Science
  • Infection, Immunity & Respiratory Medicine
  • Molecular & Cellular Function
  • Musculoskeletal & Dermatological Sciences
  • Neuroscience & Experimental Psychology

58797

seamus.byers@manchester.ac.uk

Michael Gwinnett
Contracts Manager

  • School of Medical Sciences
  • Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Dentistry
  • Developmental Biology & Medicine
  • Diabetes, Endocrinology & Gastroenterology
  • Medical Education (including CHSTM)
  • Molecular & Clinical Cancer Sciences
  • Eurolens Research

57132

michael.gwinnett@manchester.ac.uk

Helen Thornley
Contracts Manager

  • School of Health Sciences
  • Human Communication, Development & Hearing
  • Informatics, Imaging & Data Sciences
  • Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work
  • Pharmacy & Optometry
  • Psychology & Mental Health
  • Population Health, Health Services Research & Primary Care

63995

helen.thornley@manchester.ac.uk

Jo Lewis
Contracts Manager

  • Professional Support Services
  • IT Services, Procurement, Student Experience & International Office
  • CRUK - MI

58273

joanne.lewis-2@manchester.ac.uk

 


Contracts Manager

  • Humanities
  • School of Social Sciences
  • School of Law
  • Alliance Manchester Business School
  • School of Environment, Education & Development
  • School of Arts, Languages & Cultures
  • School of Earth & Environmental Sciences

68168

 

Katherine Vickers
Contracts Manager

  • School of Physics and Astronomy
  • School of Materials
  • School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Sciences

58202

katherine.vickers@manchester.ac.uk

 

Luke Kiernan
Contracts Manager

  • School of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering
  • School of Chemistry
  • Manchester Institute of Biotechnology

58261

luke.a.kiernan@manchester.ac.uk   

Carly Green
Contracts Officer

  • Amendments/CDAs/MTAs/Subcontracts in
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Chemistry
  • School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

63063

carly.green@manchester.ac.uk

Michael Murray
Contracts Officer

  • Amendments/CDAs/ MTAs/Subcontracts in
  • School of Biological Sciences (All Divisions)
  • School of Physics and Astronomy

58801

michael.murray@manchester.ac.uk


Contracts Officer

  • Amendments/CDAs/MTAs/Subcontracts in
  • School of Medical Sciences (All Divisions)
  • CRUK - MI
  • School of Materials
  • School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Sciences 

50242

 

Mia Carmen

Contracts Officer

  • Amendments/CDAs/MTAs/Subcontracts in
  • Humanities
  • School of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering
  • School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • School of Computer Science

50243

 

Mia.carmen@manchester.ac.uk