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UK Research
29 Sep 2011
5th Annual Conference: REF2014: Impact assessments and Funding. To be held at 76 Portland Place, London W1B

Headline Speakers

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This year’s national research conference provides one of the first opportunities to learn more about the REF2014. Through the Research Excellence Framework (REF) the funding councils in the UK aim to develop a competitive and sustainable Research sector contributing to economic prosperity, national well-being and dissemination of knowledge.

Now in its fifth year this high profile conference brings together senior higher education representatives concerned with research, research councils, central government and private sector representatives to engage in a forward looking debate about the current state and future strategic development of UK research.

John OLeary, Editor, the Times Good University Guide
Welcome and introduction by the conference Chair

Professor Paul Wellings, Vice-Chancellor, Lancaster University; Chair, 1994 Group
Research excellence: comparing the UK to other countries research findings

Sir Alan Langlands FRSE, Chief Executive, Higher Education Funding Council for England
An update on research policy and funding priorities

Professor Eric Thomas, Vice-Chancellor, University of Bristol; President, Universities UK (UUK)
Research universities at the heart of the regional and national economy

Questions and discussion: Session 1
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
Bill Rammell, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Plymouth
Keynote address

Panel discussion: Session 2
Chair: Kim Catchside, Former BBC Education Correspondent and Associate Director, Champollion Speakers: Professor Ann Dowling, Head of the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge; Professor Nigel Vincent, Vice-President for Research & Higher Education Policy, British Academy; Dr Alisa Miller, CREST Research Network Coordinator, GuildHE

Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
Professor Paul Boyle, Chief Executive, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC); Research Councils UK International Champion
EU Research and Innovation: funding and collaborations

Nick Fowler, Director of Strategy, Elsevier
Helping universities achieve their desired research outcomes: selected UK case studies

Professor Geoff Rodgers, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research, Brunel University
Collecting impact case studies: experiences from engineering to the humanities

Questions and discussion: Session 3
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
Seminar 1: UK research audits and the Research Excellence Framework
Professor Peter Gilroy, Professor Emeritus, Manchester Metropolitan University

Seminar 2: Enhancing equality and diversity in research careers
Professor Dianne Berry, Director of Postgraduate Research Studies & Researcher Development, University of Reading

Seminar 3: Enhancing the capacity of Early Career Researchers to deliver impact
Ellen Pearce, Director, Vitae