RENU is a nominating body for REF 20201. If you belong to one of our member organisations and wish to be nominated for additional positions on REF2021 subpanels please see the information below:

Please see the call for nominations at https://www.ref.ac.uk/panels/nominating-panel-members/ If you wish to be considered, or wish to nominate someone, please complete the nominating form and return it to MURG.ADMIN@NTLWORLD.COM  

PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU WERE SUBMITTED IN THE FIRST ROUND OF NOMINATIONS IN 2017, YOU WILL BE HELD ON RECORD BY THE REF2021 TEAM AND WILL BE CONSIDERED BY THE REF FOR THESE EXTRA NOMINATIONS. THIS PROCESS IS FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOT SO FAR BEEN NOMINATED.

If you do not complete all sections properly you will not be considered for nomination by RENU.

This is a short deadline for nominations. So please note that your forms should be returned no later than 12pm on MONDAY 23RD MARCH for consideration by the RENU executive committee.

RENU’s diversity statement was submitted in 2017 and can be read at the end of the nominating form in annexe 1.

You will be notified by email if you have been selected for nomination by RENU.

Please read all the details below before considering making a nomination. Please note that if you are nominating another person, you must have their permission to do so.

REF2021 is looking only for nominations in specific expertise areas shown in the tables at https://www.ref.ac.uk/media/1295/sub-panel-expertise-requirements.pdf

 IF YOU DO NOT APPLY FOR ONE OF THE SPECIFIC AREAS OF EXPERTISE AS OUTLINED IN THE TABLES YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR NOMINATION.

You must also ensure that you can commit to the relevant panel meeting dates, which can be viewed at: https://www.ref.ac.uk/panels/nominating-panel-members/

Sub-panel expertise requirements

All sub-panels welcome nominations of candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds, institution types and geographical region, and particularly welcome nominations of candidates from under-represented groups, including people from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds. In addition to this, where sub-panels have identified further, specific areas where increased representation is sought, this information is included below

Main Panel A

Sub-panel 1: Clinical Medicine Panel role Expertise required
Sub-panel members (practising researcher)   • Clinical oncology • Surgery • Neurology, general expertise e.g. neurodegenerative disease/stroke  
Output assessors   • Obstetrics and gynaecology • Cardiovascular (vascular biology) • Surgery  
Sub-panel members (research user)   • Research user (industry) • Research user (NHS)  
Impact assessors   • Research users across full spectrum of the application of clinical medicine  

The sub-panel particularly welcomes nominations of candidates from the following under-represented groups: people from BME backgrounds.

Sub-panel 2: Public Health, health services and Primary Care Panel role Expertise required
Sub-panel members (practising researcher)   • Health economics • Complex behavioural interventions • Informatics • Mental health or health psychology • Maternal & child health • Health policy  
Output assessors   • Infectious disease modelling (joint with UOA 6)  
Sub-panel members (research user)   • public health practitioner • global health specialist  
Impact assessors   • Treatment guidelines • Knowledge exchange and translation • Industry (health informatics, digital health) • Public health policy and regulation  

The sub-panel particularly welcomes nominations of candidates from the following under-represented groups: people from BME backgrounds.

Sub-panel 3: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy Panel role Expertise required
Sub-panel members (practising researcher)   • Cardiovascular rehabilitation • Midwifery practice and research ante, intra and post-natal • Craniofacial biology, dental public health • Drug Action, Pharmacoeconomics, Pharma genomics  
Output assessors   • Endocrine/Biomarkers  
Impact assessors   • Dental research user • Spin out, patent, IP, early start up expertise • Pharmacy industry, professional body • NHS mental health nurse manager • Sports performance; health and exercise  
Sub-panel 4: Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience Panel role Expertise required
Sub-panel members (practising researcher)   • Psychology: cognitive, experimental, biological, health, developmental, social and behavioural neuroscience • Psychiatry: genetics, imaging, psychiatric neuroscience, psychopharmacology • Neuroscience: cell biology, computational neuroscience, imaging, electrophysiology  
Output assessors   • Psychology: cognitive, experimental, biological, health, developmental, social and behavioural neuroscience • Psychiatry: genetics, imaging, psychiatric neuroscience, psychopharmacology • Neuroscience: cell biology, computational neuroscience, imaging, electrophysiology  
Impact assessors   • Applications of psychological research in any relevant context • Applications of psychiatric research in any relevant context • Applications of neuroscience research in any relevant context  
   
Sub-panel 5: Biological Sciences Panel role Expertise required
Sub-panel members (practising researcher)   • Environmental & evolutionary biology • Cellular & molecular plant biology • Neurobiology, developmental neurobiology • Molecular immunology • Molecular bacteriology  
Impact assessors   • Conservation biology and ecology  
Sub-panel 6: Agriculture, Food and Veterinary Sciences Panel role Expertise required
Sub-panel members (practising researcher)   • Animal behaviour (essential), with an interest in animal welfare (desirable) • Quantitate Genetics/genomics • Veterinary epidemiology • Computational biologist/bioinformatics  
Output assessors   • Infectious disease modelling (joint with UOA 2)  
Impact assessors   • Agricultural industry / third sector groups relating to the implications of agriculture on the natural environment • Food industry • Clinical veterinary practice • Agricultural or animal / crop disease policy  

Main Panel B

Sub-panel 7: Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences Panel role Expertise required
Sub-panel members (practising researcher)   • Atmospheric Physics • Climate Modelling/climate change/atmospherics (joint with UOA 14)  
Sub-panel 8: Chemistry Panel role Expertise required
Impact assessors   • To contribute to assessment of impact case studies anticipated in areas spanning impacts on: commerce and the economy, production, health and well-being (in large, medium and small companies, and spin-outs) and public policy, law and services.  
Sub-panel 9: Physics Panel role Expertise required
Impact assessors   • Expertise in spin out, SME and growth companies  
Sub-panel 10: Mathematical Sciences Panel role Expertise required
Sub-panel members (practising researcher)   • Mathematical Physics (string theory and applications in physics and mathematics) • Numerical Analysis, especially partial differential and integral equations, and approximation theory  
Output assessors   • Differential Geometry • Ergodic theory and dynamical systems  
Impact assessors Individuals with experience of using research in UOA 10’s remit from the following sectors: • Healthcare/ Medicine/ Pharma • Public understanding • Industrial applications • Environment • Finance/ risk  
Sub-panel 11: Computer Sciences and Informatics Panel role Expertise required
Sub-panel members (practising researcher) / output assessors Individuals with expertise in one or more of the following areas: • Hardware • Software organization and properties • Models of computation and formal languages • Computational complexity and cryptography • Logic • Design and analysis of algorithms • Theory and algorithms for application domains • Discrete mathematics • Collaborative and social computing • Visualisation • Symbolic and algebraic manipulation • Natural language processing • Computer vision • Machine learning • Computer graphics • Distributed and concurrent computing • Applied computing – business and enterprise • Applied computing – physical sciences and engineering • Applied computing – life and medical sciences  
Sub-panel members (research user) / impact assessors   • Individuals with experience of transforming research covered by UOA 11 into impact across the range of areas as described in the REF 2021 guidance.  

The sub-panel particularly welcomes nominations of candidates from the following under-represented groups: women; people from BME backgrounds; institutions/organisations in Scotland or Northern Ireland.

Sub-panel 12: Engineering Panel role Expertise required
Output assessors   • Music technology • Transport, railway engineering  
Impact assessors   • Experience of using research in the areas within UOA 12’s remit  

Main Panel C

Sub-panel 13: Architecture, Built Environment and Planning Panel role Expertise required
Sub-panel members (practising researcher)   • Environmental issues (ecosystem services, well-being, resilience, natural resources management) • Urban and regional planning (incl policy and practice, economic development, environment, spatial analysis) • Construction management/ Construction engineering  
Output assessors   • Real Estate Economics and Finance • Construction management/ Construction engineering • Building technology  
Sub-panel members (research user)   • Construction management/ Building technology  
Impact assessors   • Environmental impact • Construction management/ Building technology  
Sub-panel 14: Geography and Environmental Studies Panel role Expertise required
Sub-panel members (practising researcher)   • Cultural geography • Environmental geography, socio-environmental specialism • Biogeography, ecology, (potentially higher latitude specialisms) • Environmental process modelling including potentially big data and terrestrial focus • Climate modelling, atmospheric sciences (joint with UOA 7)  
Impact assessors   • Urban policy and practice • Development • Welfare and health • Cultural policy and practice  

The sub-panel particularly welcomes nominations of candidates from the following under-represented groups: women; people from BME backgrounds.

Sub-panel 15: Archaeology Panel role Expertise required
Sub-panel members (research user)   • Policy/cultural heritage/heritage interpretation/education/cultural resource management/planning expertise and experience in user community (national or regional heritage organisation)  
Specialist advisers   • Languages and textual sources for the Ancient Near East (Akkadian, Babylonian etc) – shared with UOA 29 • Languages and textual sources for Ancient (Pharaonic) Egypt – shared with UOA 29  

The sub-panel particularly welcomes nominations of candidates from the following under-represented groups: institutions / organisations in Scotland or Northern Ireland.

Sub-panel 16: Economics and Econometrics Panel role Expertise required
Sub-panel members (practising researcher)   • Macroeconomics • Econometrics • Political economy/public economics • Applied microeconomics • Development economics • Economic theory • Industrial economics • Economics: joint sub-panel member with UOA 17  
Sub-panel members (research user) / impact assessors   • Experience in the areas within UOA 16’s remit, including a wide range of organisations who are users of economic research (e.g. government departments, local government and authorities, CBI, TUC, chambers of commerce, charities, consultancies, practitioners and others)  

The sub-panel particularly welcomes nominations of candidates from the following under-represented groups: diversity of HEI type, including post-1992 HE institutions.

Sub-panel 17: Business and Management Studies Panel role Expertise required
Sub-panel members (practising researcher)   • Finance, banking and risk management • Accountancy • Marketing and consumer behaviour • HRM & employment relations • Organisational studies • Operations Management / supply chain management • Information systems management • Organisational psychology/ leadership • Management education • Interdisciplinary member with public policy • Economics: joint with UOA 16 • Sports & hospitality management: joint with UOA 24  
Impact assessors   • Individuals with experience in the wider use of business and management research from the public, private and third sectors  

The sub-panel particularly welcomes nominations of candidates from the following under-represented groups: people from BME backgrounds; diversity of regions and HEI type.

Sub-panel 18: Law Panel role Expertise required
Sub-panel members (practising researcher)   • Public International Law and Human Rights  
Output assessors   • Property, equity and trusts • Banking and finance law • Competition law and public procurement • Philosophy of law and legal theory • Intellectual property law and information technology regulation • Private international and commercial law, International trade and investment law • Family and child law • Private law, particularly tort • International criminal law, counter-terrorism, and transitional justice studies • Labour and employment law • Global and transnational law and governance • Legal researcher with quantitative methodology expertise • Criminal Justice (including evidence law) • Criminology  
Sub-panel members (research user)   • Legal practice / legal services  
Impact assessors   • All areas of law but particularly fields of public policy, law reform and legal services  

The sub-panel particularly welcomes nominations of candidates from the following under-represented groups: people from BME backgrounds; institutions/organisations in Wales or Northern Ireland.

Sub-panel 19: Politics and International Studies Panel role Expertise required
Sub-panel members (practising researcher)   • International relations, with substantive experience in foreign policy and security studies, and methodological range including qualitative, quantitative and formal methods • Political theory, including analytical post-Rawlsian political theory, with methodological range including non-ideal as well as ideal theory  
Impact assessors   • Security and foreign policy • International development • Gender • UK public policy (including constitutional issues) • International politics (including EU) • Elections and parties  

The sub-panel particularly welcomes nominations of candidates from the following under-represented groups: women; people from BME backgrounds.

Sub-panel 20: Social Work and Social Policy

Panel role Expertise required
Sub-panel members (practising researcher)   • Children and families/child protection • Cross-cultural understanding, marginalised groups, including mental health • Young people/migration/child welfare • Domestic violence, sexual violence, hate crime, racism  
Impact assessors   • Health/social care • Criminal justice/drugs • Research commissioner – ‘overview’ including migration, modern slavery and welfare issues • Workforce participation, regulation and professional training/education  

The sub-panel particularly welcomes nominations of candidates from the following under-represented groups: people from BME backgrounds; people at post-1992 HE institutions.

Sub-panel 21: Sociology Panel role Expertise required
Sub-panel members (practising researcher)   • Science and technology studies (STS) including environmental issues • Criminology (including one shared member with UOAs 18 and 20) • Health  
Sub-panel members (research user)   • Experience of using research in the areas within UOA 21’s remit.  

The sub-panel welcomes nominations for under-represented groups, including by protected characteristics, types of higher education institution, and region.

Sub-panel 22: Anthropology and Development Studies Panel role Expertise required
Sub-panel members (research user) / impact assessors   • Anthropology in use (e.g. museum director/curator, anthropologist working in public/policy, etc.)  

The sub-panel particularly welcomes nominations of candidates from the following under-represented groups: organisations in Wales or Northern Ireland.

Sub-panel 23: Education Panel role Expertise required
Output assessors   • Communities and education • Lifelong Learning • Alternative & Outdoor education • Sport and Physical education  
Impact assessors   • Educational research impact in the voluntary/charitable sectors, and with communities • Educational research impact in educational workplaces and on Continuing Professional Development activity • Educational research impact in organisations that fund research and themselves seek to influence policy • Educational research impact on government policy  

The sub-panel particularly welcomes nominations of candidates from the following under-represented groups: people from BME backgrounds.

Sub-panel 24: Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism Panel role Expertise required
Sub-panel members (practising researcher)   • Sociology of Sport (with, if possible, expertise in either Sports Ethics/Philosophy or Sports Policy) • Sport and Exercise Biomechanics • Motor control • Strength and conditioning • Sports injury and rehabilitation • Sports & hospitality management: joint with UOA17  
Impact assessors   • Tourism / event management • Public health • Sports policy  

The sub-panel particularly welcomes nominations of candidates from the following under-represented groups: women; people from BME backgrounds; people with a disability; diversity of regions.

Main Panel D

Sub-panel 25: Area Studies Panel role Expertise required
Output assessors   • Latin American Studies (ability to speak Spanish and Portuguese is essential, with a knowledge of political economy and international development needed)  
Impact assessors   • Impact in non-European parts of the world, with a knowledge of research use (ability to review outputs desirable).  
Sub-panel 26: Modern Languages and Linguistics Panel role Expertise required
Output assessors   • British Sign Language / Deaf Studies  
Impact assessors   • Heritage sector • Publishing • Language policy • Language education • Professional use/users of language  
Sub-panel 27: English Language and Literature Panel role Expertise required
Sub-panel members (practising researcher)   • Linguistics (general) • Post-colonial studies • American literature  
Impact assessors   • Publishing • Archives and libraries • Literary organisations and charities • Museums and galleries • Heritage sector  
Sub-panel 28: History Panel role Expertise required
Sub-panel members (practising researcher)   • Early Modern British, but with the expertise to assess work with a wider geo-political reach  
Output assessors   • German history, with the additional ability to assess work in military history and potentially serve as an additional IDR member • Digital history/humanities, with the potential to serve as an additional IDR member • East Asian history, with the ability to assess work in transnational history and potentially serve as an additional IDR member • Middle Eastern history, with the potential to serve as an additional IDR member • Latin American history, with the potential to serve as an additional IDR member  
Sub-panel members (research user)   • Experience in assessing the impact of research in subject areas covered by UOA 28, in particular: television and entertainment; education and pedagogy; third-sector organisations; policy and government; and business/industry.  
Impact assessors   • Experience in assessing the impact of research in subject areas covered by UOA 28, in particular: television and entertainment; education and pedagogy; third-sector organisations; policy and government; and business/industry.  

The sub-panel particularly welcomes nominations of candidates from the following under-represented groups: people from BME backgrounds.

Sub-panel 29: Classics Panel role Expertise required
Sub-panel members (practising researcher)   • Ancient Philosophy • Language, Linguistics and Literature (with particular expertise in the early Aegean)  
Impact assessors   • Heritage sector (Classical Antiquity) • Museums (Classical Antiquity)  
Specialist advisers   • Ancient Near East: language & textual sources – shared with UOA 15 • Ancient (Pharaonic) Egypt: language & textual sources – shared with UOA 15 • Modern Greek: history and culture  
Sub-panel 30: Philosophy Panel role Expertise required
Sub-panel members (practising researcher)   • Philosophy of Language  
Output assessors   • Political Philosophy • Epistemology • Logic  
Impact assessors   • Cultural and public engagement • Education and/or public policy  
Sub-panel 31: Theology and Religious Studies Panel role Expertise required
Sub-panel members (practising researcher)   • Philosophy of religion, but also able to contribute to the grading of work in theology and ethics • Jewish Studies (preferably in Rabbinic literature/Jewish textual studies), but also able to contribute to the grading of work in theology, ethics and/or continental philosophy  
Impact assessors   • Experience relevant to public engagement with research in subject areas covered by UOA31, including religion and public policy, religion and education, public understanding of religion and/or religion and the creative arts.  

The sub-panel particularly welcomes nominations of candidates from the following under-represented groups: people from BME backgrounds.

Sub-panel 32: Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory Panel role Expertise required
Sub-panel members (practising researcher / research user)   • Arts & Design Public Funders (Arts, Crafts and Design Councils Professional Bodies) • Photography History, Practice and Theory • Fine Art Practice & Performance, Curation • Immersive and Digital Arts & Design • Fashion History (Practice and Theory in particular)  
Impact assessors   • Museum (education and strategy) • Museums sector (curation) • Publishing • Arts and cultural management • Gallery (public, private, national) and exhibitions • Arts agencies for the promotion of arts • Arts & Design Public Funders (Arts, Crafts and Design Councils Professional Bodies)  

The sub-panel particularly welcomes nominations of candidates from the following under-represented groups: people from BME backgrounds; institutions/organisations in Wales.

Sub-panel 33: Music, Drama, Dance, performing Arts, Film and Screen Studies Panel role Expertise required
Sub-panel members (practising researcher)   • Film and Television Studies with an ability to cover two or more of the following: television studies, practice research, documentary/non-fiction filmmaking; start studies; representations of gender • Scenography, virtual realities, art/science interdisciplinary practices; the digital in performance (an ability to cover Dance and/or gaming would also be advantageous) • Acoustic Composition (encompassing a wide range of genres and styles; fully or partly notated, or non-notated) • Music Performance (encompassing performance of notated scores across a wide range of historical periods and genres, improvisation-based performance, non-notated performance practices) and Music Performance Studies (encompassing a range of practices and methodologies)  
Impact assessors   • Expertise in cultural programming, broadcasting, and/or audiences, or arts in education across one or more of the subpanel’s disciplinary areas • Expertise in arts and health; complementary expertise in arts and education would be beneficial  
Specialist advisers   • Musical sources written in medieval Latin and medieval French • Musical sources written in early forms of music notation (pre-1400) • Compositional and music-analytical software written with specialist code • Competence with programming languages used for computational modelling for music cognition  

The sub-panel particularly welcomes nominations of candidates from the following under-represented groups: women; minority genders; people from BME backgrounds; institutions/organisations in Wales or Northern Ireland; post-1992 HE institutions.

Sub-panel 34: Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management Panel role Expertise required
Sub-panel members (practising researcher)   • Practice-based research in film, TV and creative industries • Race, ethnicity, diaspora and postcolonial studies • Film, screen and TV studies • Popular music and popular culture • Cultural studies, creative industries including games studies  
Impact assessors   • Impacts on creativity, culture and society and on creative and professional practice  

The sub-panel particularly welcomes nominations of candidates from the following under-represented groups: people from BME backgrounds.