Forthcoming RENU EVENTS

 

REF2021 Process and Outcomes Online Roundtable Event

Non-Member registration full day £100

 

Programme

Wednesday 18th May 2022, 10:00am – 3:10pm

 

Dear Colleague,

RENU’s next event will be on ‘REF2021 Process and Outcomes’ on Wednesday 18th May 2022 from 10am to 3pm. Our keynote speaker for the morning will be Kim Hackett, Director of the REF, who will give a general overview of the REF2021 outcomes. This will be followed by talks on (i) interdisciplinary research, (ii) assessment of research impact, and (iii) equality and diversity in the REF21 process.

RENU member universities can send up to six delegates for free to our online event ‘REF2021 process and outcomes roundtable’. Extra delegates can register for £30 half day session and £60 for a full day session.

To register for the event, please email the RENU administrator Helen Rolph on murg.admin@ntlworld.com

Other speakers in the morning session are:

Patrick Johnson, Deputy Chair of EDAP and Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Law, will speak on the activities of EDAP. In particular, Patrick will speak on those activities in support of the submission and assessment processes including dealing with requests for staff circumstances, the people section of the environment statements and the scrutiny of the subsequent EIAs.

Professor Mark Walters, Deputy Head of Sussex Law School, Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology and impact assessor on UoA 18: Law, will speak on the procedure/methodology for assessing impact adopted by the Unit, including an overview of the types of research impact submitted looking at what scored well and by contrast what did less well. The talk will also look at the effects of research on policy impact by investigating what constituted robust evidence and how successful it was in comparison to other types of impact.

Professor Matt Wright, Professor of Composition and Sonic Art, Canterbury Christ Church University, and Interdisciplinary Member of UoA 33: Music, Drama, Dance, Performing Arts, Film and Screen Studies, will speak on his experience of interdisciplinary research assessment in REF2021.

 

There will then be a panel session for delegates to discuss with speakers the various outcomes of the REF. All discussions will be held under the Chatham House Rule.

The afternoon session will comprise talks from four speakers who have experience of working for different units of assessment. The afternoon keynote talk will be from Professor Emerita Anne Boddington Kingston University and Chair of UoA32: Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory REF2021.

Other speakers include

Professor Julius Sim, Professor of Health Care Research, Keele University and Deputy Chair UoA 3: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy;

Professor Chris Taylor, FREng, OBE, Professor of Medical Biophysics, Professor of Computer Science, Associate Vice-President, University of Manchester;

Professor Levent Altinay, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Oxford Brookes Business School, Editor-in-Chief of the Service Industries Journal, and member of UoA17: Business and Management Studies.

RENU member universities can send up to six delegates for free to our online event ‘REF2021 process and outcomes roundtable’. Extra delegates can register for £30 half day session and £60 for a full day session.

To register for the event, please email the RENU administrator Helen Rolph on murg.admin@ntlworld.com

Programme

Morning session 10:00am – 12:10pm

Session Chair: Professor Mike Weed, Vice Chair of RENU and Senior Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research, Enterprise and Business Development) Canterbury Christ Church University

 

10:00am – 10:05am

Professor John Senior, RENU Chair, and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise), University of Hertfordshire

Welcome and Introduction to the event

10:05am – 10:35am

Dr Kim Hackett

(confirmed)

 

REF Director

 

Keynote lecture: an overview of the REF2021

 

10:35am – 10:55am

Professor Matt Wright

(confirmed)

 

Professor of Composition and Sonic Art

Canterbury Christ Church University,

Interdisciplinary Member of UoA 33: Music, Drama, Dance, Performing Arts, Film and Screen Studies

 

Interdisciplinary Research in REF21

10:55am – 11:15am

Professor Mark Walters

(confirmed)

 

Deputy Head of Sussex Law School, Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology and impact assessor on UoA 18: Law

 

Assessment of research impact in REF21

11:15am – 11:25am

BREAK

 

11:25am – 11:45am

Patrick Johnson,

 

(confirmed)

Deputy Chair of EDAP

Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

University of Law

Equality and diversity in the REF21 process

11:45am – 12:15pm

Kim Hackett, Mark Walters Matt Wright, and Patrick Johnson

 

Discussion panel

12:15pm

END OF MORNING SESSION

 

 

12:15pm – 1:00pm

LUNCH

 

 

 

 

Afternoon session 1:00pm – 3:10pm: REF panel members’ experiences

Session Chair: Professor John Senior, RENU Chair, and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise), University of Hertfordshire

1:00pm – 1:30pm

Professor Emerita Anne Boddington

(confirmed)

 

Kingston University

Chair of UoA32: Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory REF2021

 

Keynote lecture REF2021 experiences UoA32: Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory

1:30pm – 1:50pm

Professor Julius Sim,

(confirmed)

 

Professor of Health Care Research, Keele University and Deputy Chair UoA 3: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy (confirmed)

 

REF2021 experiences UoA: 3 Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy

1:50pm – 2:10pm

Professor Chris Taylor, FREng, OBE

(confirmed)

 

Professor of Medical Biophysics, Professor of Computer Science, Associate Vice-President, University of Manchester

 

REF2021 experiences: the process, assessment and outcomes associated with the Computer Science and Informatics sub-panel as part of main panel B.

 

2:10pm – 2:20pm

BREAK

 

 

2:20pm – 2:40pm

Professor Levent Altinay

(confirmed)

 

Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship; Oxford Brookes Business School; Editor-in-Chief of the Service Industries Journal, and member of UoA17: Business and Management Studies

 

REF2021 experiences: UoA17: Business and Management Studies

 

2:40pm – 3:10pm

Anne Boddington, Julius Sim, Chris Taylor, Levant Altinay

 

Panel Discussion

3:10pm

END OF EVENT

 

 

 

 

PREVIOUS RENU EVENTS

Research and Enterprise Network for Universities Remote Roundtable Tuesday 23rd November 2021

KEYNOTE SPEAKER DAVID SWEENEY, EXECUTIVE CHAIR RESEARCH ENGLAND

Keynote Session: Research England current and future activities

Session two: The potential role for Universities within the UK Innovation Strategy including case studies.

9:55 am Welcome, Professor John Senior, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise) University of Hertfordshire and RENU Chair

Keynote Session

10:00 – 10:40 Keynote Speaker Confirmed: David Sweeney Executive Chair Research England ‘The range of activities and initiatives to be undertaken by Research England both currently and over 2022’

10:40 – 11:00 Discussion session with David Sweeney, chaired by John Senior.

Break 11:00 – 11:10

Session Two, Chair: Professor Zulf Ali, Centre for Digital Innovation, Centre for Rehabilitation, Healthcare Innovation Centre, Teesside University

11:10 – 11:30 James Coe [Confirmed], Senior Policy Advisor, Vice-Chancellor’s office University of Liverpool: ‘How universities can contribute and engage with the recently published UK Innovation Strategy’

11:30 – 11:50 Professor Andrew Slade [Confirmed] Deputy Vice-Chancellor Leeds Beckett University: ‘title to be confirmed, talk will cover current innovation focused activities at LBU worked together with LEP, chamber of commerce and public sector etc to drive city region innovation

11:50 – 12:10 Professor Steve Cummings [Confirmed] Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) Teesside University: ‘Developing a research and innovation offer aligned to regional opportunities in the Tees Valley

12:10 – 12:45 Remote Roundtable Discussion with panel (Professor Slade, Professor Cummings and James Coe)

12:45 End of Event

 

 

Biographies

David Sweeney

Research England is led by David Sweeney, the Executive Chair. David chairs the Research England Council and provides leadership and oversight of Research England’s strategy and functions.

Previously Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange at the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), David was appointed as Executive Chair designate of Research England in early 2017, and took a lead role in shaping the new Council and leading the transition of responsibilities from HEFCE into Research England.

 

 

 

James Coe

James Coe works as the senior policy advisor at the University of Liverpool. He is currently studying for a Masters in Public Administration at the University of York. James is interested in the capacity of the public sector to transform the lives of all of those who come into contact with it, developed over years working in the charity, and higher education sectors. James has written an article for WonkHE which looks at the Government’s recently published Innovation Strategy; he has recently published a book: The New University: Local Solutions to a Global Crisis whichposits a blueprint of action through universities intersecting with work, offering opportunity, and operating within the physical space they find themselves’.

 

Professor Andrew Slade

Professor Andrew Slade joined Leeds Beckett University in September 2010 as Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research & Enterprise, where he is responsible for strategic development of research and for regional local authority partnerships.  

Andrew joined Leeds Beckett from the University of Bedfordshire, where he was Pro Vice Chancellor, Research and Enterprise, and Professor of Applied Computing. Prior to that, he started his academic career as a lecturer at the University of Durham in Mathematical Sciences and he held senior posts in research and innovation at the University of Sunderland, where he also completed his PhD. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

 

Professor Steve Cummings

Stephen Cummings is Pro Vice Chancellor of Research and Innovation at Teesside University and Chair of Microbiology. Previously he was Dean of the Schools Health and Life Sciences and Science Engineering and Design. He was academic lead in delivering the National Horizon Centre [NHC] the University’s £22.3m centre of excellence for the global biosciences and healthcare sector, located in Darlington. The NHC was founded in collaboration with and to support the bioindustry regionally and nationally. It operates through a delivery model of research, partnerships and training bringing together industry, academia and world-class facilities to create real-world impact. Stephen is now leading the University’s ambitious project to deliver the Net Zero Industry Innovation Centre as part of the redevelopment of the former Teesworks Steel site. The projects aim is to provide a research and innovation offer to the emerging decarbonisation and hydrogen economy in the Tees Valley.