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Claire Higgitt

Claire Higgitt

Head of Impact Acceleration,

Research Strategy Office, University of Cambridge


Claire is the Head of Impact Acceleration at University of Cambridge and is responsible for strategic initiatives for research impact. Her team manages cross-institutional grants including the EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account, ESRC Impact Acceleration Account and RCUK Catalyst Seed Fund. She also co-ordinates the University’s network of Knowledge Transfer Facilitators, impact communications and training activity.


  • communication and outreach
  • knowledge transfer