Dr Jeni Giambona is CEE Head of Stakeholder Engagement. Jeni got her Doctorate from the University of Reading and has 15 years’ experience of working in the UK higher education sector, delivering support across STEM and HAAS subjects – with a key research and development focus.
Most recently, she has worked at Imperial College London as Research and Engagement Manager – a senior strategic role working closely with world-leading faculty, industry and policy leaders, and delivering the research and impact strategy and research infrastructure. In this role, she is also the chief liaison with external funding bodies.
Prior to this, she worked in other roles where she built substantial experience of university research support, development and engagement, including as Research Manager for the £6.23m EPSRC-funded Innovative Construction Research Centre at University of Reading, Deputy Director of Oxford University’s Centre for Corporate Reputation where she managed a research programme worth in excess £10m, and Funded Projects department at Henley Business School.
Jeni has engaged with high-profile external and internal stakeholders, both in the UK and internationally, and managed University full lifecycle of research from horizon-scanning through to bid development, project design and delivery, reporting, dissemination and impact. She also has experience of course design, group and learning facilitation. Jeni has herself carried out research and has a track record of publications with a focus on the relationship between trust and the adoption of digital technology to work collaboratively. Besides, she has strong expertise, and a passion, for researching and applying identity building through narratives.
Jeni co-directs the DfMA and IDD Leadership Development programme for the BCA Singapore, she is part of the UK CO2nstructZero working group that takes forward the sprint project on funding and financing net zero, and has contributed to the development of the NSF-funded Infrastructure Architecture Framework across disciplines for infrastructure management in the digital age. Jeni is also Imperial’s main representative to the Major Projects Association of the UK, including the Association’s Diversity Champions Network.