Simon Vitting

Research Manager
Research Facilitation

I joined DPIR after working at King's College London and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London in various research and managerial roles. Through my work as a coach, I facilitate a critical conversation that focuses on bringing the best out of people. This also includes academic coaching where I support funding applications and interview preparations.


  • Support development of funding applications

  • Offer feedback on grant applications

  • Offer coaching sessions to academic staff members preparing for interviews

  • Manage the Research Facilitation Team.

  • Support the Director of Research to develop and implement DPIR's research strategy.


Working patterns:

I am typically in the office Tuesday and Wednesdays but please do not hesitate to contact me or the Research Facilitation team by email if you would like support for your research.