Susy Young

Head of Research Operations

Susy is our Research Operations Manager and leads the Research Operations Group. She has an overview of the financial, administrative and operational performance of the Research Group and has more than 30 years’ experience working in a scientific environment,  25  of  which have been in managing research quality and processes. She works closely with our research scientists on project management and coordination of all research and large consulting projects to ensure the projects run smoothly, efficiently and are delivered on time and budget. She developed, implemented and continues to manage a variety of now well established project management systems within IOM. An accompanying guidance document describes these systems and procedures, and is designed to help and advise scientists on the operation of the systems to ensure consistency and quality. She meets with Project Leaders on a regular,  monthly  basis,  using  these  project  management  systems  (including  MS  Project  and  a variety of databases) to ensure the work is delivered on time and within budget, both internally and externally. From  these meetings, Susy produces a variety of project resourcing and tracking information which are presented and discussed at regular Senior Team meetings.

A significant part of Susy’s role includes sourcing and reviewing funding from a variety of sources, as well as input into proposal preparation. She has in depth knowledge of a variety of funding models and guidelines and advises regularly on the rules and regulations relating to them.

Susy works closely with Marketing and Business Support to ensure that research processes are as efficient and easy to follow as possible, and any new approaches are captured and implemented.

Susy also carries out reviews of contracts, financial reporting and regularly liaises with our Finance section to ensure the smooth running of the contractual and financial aspects of research and consulting projects.

Contact Details:


  • BSc (Hons.) Microbiology

Research Interests:

  • Project Management
  • Funding guidelines and models
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