Susy Young

Research Operations Manager

Susy is our Research Operations Manager and she works closely with our scientists on project management activity. She has more than 20 years’ experience working in a scientific environment, 15 of which have been in managing research quality and progress. She is responsible for coordinating all of the research projects within the IOM, which includes managing the financial and administrative aspects of our work, especially for projects that we are coordinating, e.g. MARINA, ENPRA (EU) and EDPHiS (Scottish Government).


Susy developed, implemented and continues to manage a variety of now well established project management systems within IOM. These systems are used to ensure the work is delivered on time and within budget, both internally and externally. A Research Guidance Note gives help and advice to the scientists on the operation of these systems.

Susy carries out reviews of contracts and regularly liaises with our Finance section to ensure the smooth running of research projects. She has in depth knowledge of a variety of funding models and guidelines and advises regularly on the rules and regulations relating to them.