Faculty of Science


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Ruth Wills

  • Role Title: Senior Faculty Research Administrator
  • Address: Faculty of Science St. Michael's Building White Swan Road Portsmouth PO1 2DT
  • Telephone: 0239284 4406
  • Email: ruth.wills@port.ac.uk
  • Department: Faculty office
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science


Having graduated in Maths and Music from Keele University quite a while ago now, I then worked as a lighting and sound engineer before moving into administration. After various roles in a school, an FE college and a music charity, a move to Cornwall in 1999 resulted in working for University College Falmouth (now Falmouth University) for nearly 7 years as Faculty Administrator and then PA to the Director of Art & Design / Director of Learning & Teaching. Following a move to the south coast in 2007 my first role at UoP was with Computing and Maths as Learning and Technology Support Assistant for online exams. I then moved to SHSSW to work with Prof Tara Dean as Research Administrator when she was ADR for the Science Faculty. We then moved to Research & Innovation Services and finally back to the Faculty of Science when Tara was Dean. My current role as Senior Faculty Research Administrator is based around research and innovation activities in the Faculty including secretary to the Faculty Research & Innovation Committee and the Science REF Steering Group as well as involved in adding a variety of data to the Research portal (Pure database).