Our Scientists

Susy Young

Susy is our Research Operations Manager and works closely with our scientists on project management activity of all research and large consulting projects. She has more than 23 years’ experience working in a scientific environment, 18 of which have been in managing research quality and progress. She is responsible for coordinating all research and large consulting projects within the IOM, which include managing the financial and administrative aspects of the work, especially for large projects that we are coordinating/leading eg MARINA (FP7), APIC (NERC), TAPHIA (MRC).

Susy developed, implemented and continues to manage a variety of now well established project management systems within IOM. These systems are used to ensure the work is delivered on time and within budget, both internally and externally. A Research Guidance Note gives help and advice to the scientists on the operation of these systems.

Susy carries out reviews of contracts and regularly liaises with our Finance section to ensure the smooth running of research projects. She has in depth knowledge of a variety of funding models and guidelines and advises regularly on the rules and regulations relating to them.

Contact Details:


  • BSc (Hons.) Microbiology

Research Interests:

  • Project Management
  • Funding guidelines and models