Contact Mandy Smith


Mandy has worked at Cranfield Defence and Security since 2004 and is the Information Specialist for Engineering. She supports the staff, researchers and taught students in the Centre for Defence Engineering and the Centre for Electronic Warfare. 

Since 2013 she has been the Research Support Coordinator for the Barrington Library, working closely with the Doctoral Community Team and the Early Career Researchers Network, supporting research students and the research community at CDS.

Current activities

Mandy teaches a wide range of information literacy and study skills such as effective searching, critical evaluation, avoidance of plagiarism and referencing. Through her role as Research Support Coordinator she co-organises events such as the Defence and Security Doctoral Symposium, the Research Support Networking Event and delivers teaching through the CDS Doc Com training and induction programme.

Mandy sits on various project groups, including the cross-campus Research Support Master Group and the Study Skills Project Group.

She is Secretary of the DARTS (Discovering Academic Research Training and Support) committee, through which she co-organises the biennial DARTS conference.