Jude Fransman

Head of Collaboration and Learning

Head of Collaboration and Learning, RoRI and Honorary Fellow, The Open University

Jude has over 20 years of experience as a policy analyst, research funding advisor and academic researcher with an interdisciplinary background spanning comparative literature, education, development and science and technology studies.

Jude is interested in the geo-politics of knowledge production, equitable partnerships, community-engagement with research and inclusive funding (see publications). She has worked for a range of organisations including the OECD, UNESCO, ActionAid International, IDS-Sussex, UCL-Institute of Education and the Open University, and continues to serve as an associate advisor for The Wellcome Trust, National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE), UKRI’s Public Engagement unit and the UNESCO Chair in Community-Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education (through PRIA International).

Jude works at the trans-national level (formerly co-convening the Rethinking Research Collaborative), national level (advising policy makers primarily in the UK and Canada) and local level (coordinating a community-based research programme in a council estate in London). She enjoys creative writing and is a London Library Emerging Writer (2024-2025), represented by BKS literary agency.