Date and time

Event date: Wednesday, 26 Jun 2024
Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm
Location: Newcastle University, Baddiley Clark Seminar Room

Robin Henderson will host this NHIP Academy Fellows Forum workshop exploring the range of approaches to project management through the research lifecycle – from initial exploratory research through to the delivery of clinical trials / intervention studies.


Translational Research Project Management

Research by its very nature requires an iterative project management approach – especially at the early stages of the discovery process.  However, as the research moves from this phase towards translation, different approaches to the project management process are required with more structure and process involved.  This workshop will explore how you shape your project management approaches throughout the research process – enabling you to pick approaches and tools which will work well at different stages of the project.  The workshop will explore:

  • How to select from Agile and Waterfall management methods to align with the requirements of your research
  • Working effectively with external organisations as you move towards translation
  • Tools which you can use throughout the research process to ensure that the project management process is smooth and efficient.

The workshop will build on current and proposed projects of participants and explore how methods can be applied in practice.  The workshop would be supported by an online resource page providing more details on the methods discussed.



Robin has been working in and with the Higher Education sector for over 25 years – initially within a research-intensive university (as a researcher, academic and within professional service roles) and for the last 20 years as a development consultant and coach within the sector. As a facilitator and coach, he has worked with academic, professional service and research staff at over 35 universities. Specific topics which he has experience supporting include:

  • Implementing Project Management processes in research
  • Developing strategy at school & discipline level
  • Developing leadership strategies and building competence and credibility in leadership
  • Delivering high value research grants
  • Overcoming confidence challenges
  • Leading change in HE organisations
  • Career transitions (typically research to PI & academic to leadership roles)
  • Finding space and time to devote to maximising research outputs and impact

In total he has undertaken over 900 hours of individual and 180 hours of team coaching within the HE environment and delivered over 2000 workshops. He is an active contributor to the UKRI Future Leaders Fellows Development Network (where he has led several workshops on project management) and manages the development offered by the Association of Heads of University Administration (AHUA).


Alongside his facilitation and coaching work, he continues to teach at MSc level on modules at the University of Aberdeen (Project Planning and Control) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (CTM203 Project Management and Research Coordination on the Clinical Trial MSc Programme).   He is a professional member of the Association for Coaching (MAC), Chartered Institute of Professional Development (MCIPD) and Association Project Management.


Register here.


Please note, there are only 25 tickets available for this event.

Date and time

Event date: Wednesday, 26 Jun 2024
Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm
Location: Newcastle University, Baddiley Clark Seminar Room
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