Jenny Deaville

Research Development Manager
Photograph of Jenny Deaville.


Office: Research, Business & Innovation, Top Floor, Visualisation Centre, Penglais
Phone: +44 (0)1970 621616


  • Deputy Director of RBI – working closely with the Director to ensure that the office offers reliable and proactive advice and services relating to research grant applications, research ethics, business development, contracts and policies, REF and Research Monitoring and Large RBI Project Management and Quality Assurance.
  • Managing the research development function in the Department of Research Business and Innovation
  • Ensuring a reliable and proactive advice and support service relating to research grant applications including identifying and promoting opportunities, interpreting funder guidance, ensuring applications are appropriately costed, and providing advice on proposal development and the submission process
  • To work with Directors of Research on research development activity to improve the response to research and funding opportunities, and more generally the research culture within the University


Jenny has a PhD in Rural Geography and a post graduate diploma in Public Health and Epidemiology.  Between 1998 and 2010 she was Research Manager at the Institute of Rural Health (IRH) in Gregynog.  She led the research programme at IRH and successfully bid for, and project managed, research funding from a wide range of funding bodies including the Wales Office of R&D for Health and Social Care, Welsh Assembly Government, Defra, Health and Safety Executive and Countryside Council for Wales.

Between 2005 and 2010 Jenny was a member of the Powys Local Health Board Research and Development Committee and worked two days a week to provide research support to staff across Powys LHB.  Jenny joined the Research Office in February 2010 as Research Development Officer for Social Sciences.  She has been Research Development Manager since January 2014 and Deputy Director since April 2016.

Staff Publications

Deaville J, Grant A (2011) Overcoming the pull factor of convenient urban living - Perceptions of rural general practice placements.  Medical Teacher, Volume 33, Number 4, pp. e211-e217(7)

Deaville J, Wynn-Jones J, Hays RB, Coventry PJ, McKinley RK, Randall-Smith J. (2009) Perceptions of UK medical students on rural clinical placements.  Rural and Remote Health 9: 1165. (Online) 2009. Available: