Research Project Manager: ExCEED
University of Exeter Medical School, RILD Building, RD&E Hospital Wonford, Barrack Road, Exeter, EX2 5DW, UK
Starr is the Research Project Manager for the Exeter Centre of Excellence for Diabetes Research (ExCEED), following a £6m award from Research England to expand the world-renowned diabetes research team in Exeter as part of their Expanding Excellence in England programme.
Starr joined the University in 2018, following a career in recruitment and training. Initially joining as a Recruitment Lead in Human Resources, she led on recruitment strategies and planning for the Colleges of Humanities, Social Sciences, Medicine and Health, IIB and Finance.
Starr joined the diabetes research team in April 2019, leading on the appointment of 15 outstanding, innovative academics with a diverse range of research themes, led by Professors Hattersley and Shore. She moved in to the Project Manager role in November 2019, and is currently studying for a BSc Hons in Responsible Business Management at the University of Exeter alongside her role.
Before joining the University she spent 5 years with a social enterprise, as a Perinatal Educator and a National Trainer where she gained her NVQ in Education and Training. Prior to this, Starr has spent time working as a Recruitment Specialist in the Finance and Accountancy sector and the Civil Service. It was at this time she completed the Diploma in Recruitment Practice. Starr also has a BA Hons degree (2:1) in International Studies which she gained in 2006.