Dr Rosalinda Quintieri leads on postgraduate research knowledge exchange opportunities for the NWCDTP and the Faculty of Humanities at the UoM, in her role as Postgraduate Research Placements and Partnerships Officer. In this role she supports postgraduate and early career researchers to bring their PhD skills and research to make a difference outside academia.
She is the founder of REALab (www.realabconsultancy.com), a research consultancy and doctoral training agency focused on creating opportunities for researchers and business partners to co-design solutions for social impact. She has overseen consultancy projects with the British Library, Tate Liverpool, Manchester University Press and LGBT Foundation, among many others.
Based on this expertise, she created the Collaboration Labs programme at the University of Manchester in 2020, with funding from the Economic and Social Research Council.
Rosalinda has over 15 years of experience in work-based learning, talent development and cross-sectoral collaborations, having worked in the museum and social enterprise sectors in Italy, before moving to England to pursue a PhD in Psychoanalytic theory of art, funded by the President’s Doctoral Scholar Award at the University of Manchester. Her first book Dolls, Photography and the Late Lacan: Doubles Beyond the Uncanny, a visual critique of capitalist subjectivity, was published by Routledge in 2020.