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Lorraine Beard

Associate Director: Research and Digital Horizons

Lorraine Beard

Lorraine is a member of the University of Manchester’s Library Executive team and IT Strategic Leadership Team and leads a team which is responsible for developing and delivering a range of digital and researcher services.

Her team provides a range of sector leading services to support the University’s researchers in support of open research, digital scholarship, research data management and supporting the University’s digital strategy.

Lorraine has worked in the HE Sector throughout her career, with 15 years at senior management level. She is an Alumnus of The University of Manchester and has a background in biological sciences, having previously worked in a research role for Cancer Research UK.

Lorraine has significant experience of leading transformational change, digital strategy and directing large programmes of work. She is a role model on Advance HE’s Aurora Women in Leadership programme.