Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)

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Joanna Carder

Research Support Manager

Phone: +44 (0)113 34 37524
Room: LG.02


Joanna’s roles include:


  • Research Exercise Framework (REF) administrative support
  • Staff planning and workload data management
  • Quality Assurance (research projects)


Joanna joined ITS in 2009 as resources administrator.

Joanna is the primary contact for any project planning or workload queries. Using the ITS workload model as a foundation, Joanna manages the staff planning system in a fair, transparent and accurate manner to ensure that academic staff have a balanced workload.

ITS has held ISO9001 certification since 1995 which supports the Institute's bids for research funding. As QA Officer, Joanna runs the ITS Quality Management System which provides clear guidelines for the life cycle of consultancy and research projects. Joanna works closely with the Director for Research and Innovation, the Faculty Research Office and with Faculty Finance to ensure high quality management of research.

The Research Excellence Framework is an important source of funding based on measures of research quality. Joanna supports the Director for Research and Innovation for the Institute's REF submission and provides administrative support for the University Publications policy.  Joanna is the key point of contact for ITS staff requiring assistance with the Symplectic or IRIS databases as well as Open Access and bibliometrics.

Joanna has over 20 years’ experience as a biology technician and research assistant. After completing her masters in genetic toxicology in 2004 Joanna joined the University of Leeds’ Faculty of Biological Sciences. In 2006-7 Joanna worked as a microbiologist in the Dental School before moving into administrative roles.


Green credentials. Joanna has routinely bicycled to work since her undergraduate days at King’s College London and recycles wherever possible. Joanna is a keen gardener and horticulturalist, happy to help with your office plants.

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