The research administration as a profession (RAAAP) survey

Cristina Oliveira, Melinda Fischer, Simon Kerridge, Madhuri Dutta

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In this chapter, we look at survey responses from the third Research Administration as a Profession Survey (RAAAP-3) conducted in 2022. We examine some demographic attributes of Research Managers and Administrators (RMAs) such as gender identity, age when entering the profession, age in the current role, and other personal characteristics such as birth country and current country of employment. We also explore the types of institutions where RMAs are employed, the type of work they do, their highest academic qualifications, whether they obtained professional accreditations, and their affiliation with any RMA professional associations. Each topic is investigated both globally and by geographic region to highlight similarities and differences. Overall we find the profession to be global, female-dominated, highly academically qualified, and mainly working in the higher education sector.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Emerald Handbook of Research Management and Administration Around the World
EditorsSimon Kerridge, Susi Poli, Mariko Yang-Yoshihara
Place of PublicationLeeds
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-80382-701-8, 978-1-80382-703-2
ISBN (Print)978-1-80382-702-5
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2023


  • Age
  • Demographic attributes
  • Gender
  • Native country
  • Qualifications
  • RMA
  • RMA associations
  • Role


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