Natalie Stewart

Natalie Stewart

  • 01202 965030
  • nstewart at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Doctoral College Programme Manager
  • Dorset House DG68, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Natalie is the Doctoral College Programme Manager, her role is to drive the development and enhancement of strategy, policies and initiatives which underpin postgraduate researcher development, experience, engagement, and support at Bournemouth University. She supports the Heads of the Doctoral College with the management, development, implementation, and evaluation of the Doctoral College strategy across the key areas of PGR recruitment, PGR development, PGR experience and PGR administration.

Natalie designs, operationalises, and evaluates the university wide Researcher Development Programme for all research degree students. This programme of research and professional development opportunities includes workshops, webinars, e-learning resources, an annual conference, virtual poster showcase and live research exhibition. Further to this, she leads and facilitates the introductory days for new postgraduate researchers as well as re-orientation events for current students.

Natalie works collaboratively with various university departments and committees to raise the profile and awareness of the distinctive needs of postgraduate researchers to promote a personalised student experience...


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Internal Responsibilities

  • Member, University Research Degrees Committee (2021-Present)
  • Member, Research concordat steering group (2020-Present)
  • Member, Research data management steering group (2017-2018)
  • Member, Sustainability academic network (2020-Present)
  • Member, Extra & co-curricular working group (2019-Present)
  • Member, Student induction & transitions working group (2019-Present)
  • Member, Clinical governance working group (2018-Present)
  • Member, Research ethics panel: social science & humanities (2017-2019)
  • Member, Research ethics panel: science, technology & health (2017-Present)
  • Member, University research ethics committee (2017-Present)
  • Chair, Postgraduate researcher development steering group (2019-Present)

Attended Training

  • Adult Mental Health First Aid
  • Fitness Instructing (Gym)


  • PhD in Promoting positive postgraduate research cultures (Bournemouth University, -2027)
  • Fellow in Higher Education Academy (AdvanceHE, 2019)
  • PGCert in Education Practice (Bournemouth University, 2019)
  • MSc in Clinical Exercise Science (University of Portsmouth, 2014)
  • BSc (Hons) in Exercise & Sport Sciences (University of Exeter, 2013)