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Research Degree Enquiries

During the current period of disruption caused by Covid-19, please note that we are accepting queries by email. Please send your queries to You may still call the office on +44 (0) 1908 654882, however you will not be able to leave a voicemail message and you may be held in a queue until an adviser becomes available. Your email will be dealt with as quickly as possible. Thank you in advance for your co-operation and patience.

For enquiries relating to: Please contact:
Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), the Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) and the Affiliated Research Centre programme. Dr Sara Spencer
Head of Research Degrees
Tel: +44 (0)1908 654882
The OU Graduate School. Dr Lindsay O'Dell
Graduate School Director
Tel: +44 (0)1908 645882
Collaboration with our academics on research projects, or knowledge exchange and enterprise activities. Mrs Gemma Maldar
Head of Research and Enterprise
The Open University’s research strategy or research policies. Dr Helen Fisher
Head of Research Strategy and Governance
Tel: +44 (0)1908 332997
Research ethics at The Open University. Tel: +44 (0)1908 654849
The Open University Research Career Development Programme and how we are implementing the UK Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. Dr Anne Adams
Associate Director, Academic Professional Development
Tel: +44 (0)1908 858430
Research and Enterprise at The Open University. Director of Research and Enterprise

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