Doctoral and Researcher Development Sub-Committee (DRDC)

This committee has now been incorporated into the Doctoral Academy Committee, details available here

Terms of reference

The Sub-Committee reports to the University's Research and Innovation Committee, and its responsibilities are:

  • To advise the Research and Innovation Committee (RIC) on matters relating to strategy and policy in respect of Doctoral and Researcher development.
  • To undertake strategic policy development in respect of Postgraduate Research Students (PGRs) and where there is strategic connectivity, between PGR and Postgraduate Taught Students (PGTs).
  • To recommend principles regarding the development of the Doctoral student frameworks as they relate to the student experience and output (e.g. Doctoral Training Centres, block grants, joint degrees etc.).
  • To advise on the national and international environments as they relate to PGRs and Early Career Researchers.
  • To consider and advise on the competitiveness of the University's Doctoral development offering.
  • To advise on the impact of PGR activity as it relates to the Government's economic and societal impact and skills agendas.
  • To oversee and make recommendations in respect of PGR and Early Career Researcher training funded by Roberts.
  • To receive reports and recommendations from relevant Faculty committees.
  • To oversee the implementation of any recommendations from University or RIC Task and Finish Groups.
  • To receive and consider the Minutes from the Learning and Teaching Committee Quality and Scrutiny and Enhancement and Strategy Sub-Committees.

Sub-Committee Membership

Professor Jacqueline Labbe Pro-Vice-Chancellor Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Doctor Gavin Boyce Doctoral Development Team Leader, Research and Innovation Services
Minute Secretary
Ms Anita Jane Kenny Doctoral Support Officer, Research and Innovation Services
Ex Officio
Professor Keith Burnett Vice Chancellor

Representatives from each Faculty:
Faculty of Arts and Humanities: Doctor Joanna Gavins
Faculty of Engineering: Doctor Virginia Stovin (Admissions), Doctor Jon Howse (Progression)
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health: Doctor Martina Daly
Faculty of Science: Doctor Andrew Furley
Faculty of Social Sciences: Doctor Glyn Williams

One representative of the Doctoral Academy Professor Ian Douglas Director of the Academy

From the Research and Innovation Committee: Professor Jacqueline Labbe

From the Quality and Scrutiny Sub-Committee: Professor Russell Hand
From the Learning and Teaching Committee Enhancement and Strategy Committee: Mrs Susan Gill
Manager of the Quality and Skills Team,  Research and Innovation Services: Mr Richard Hudson
From Learning and Teaching Services: Ms Angela Gascoyne
From HR: Mr Ian Wright
From Careers: Ms Claire Conway
From Library Services: Ms Helen Moore
From Student Services: Doctor Marcus Phillips

PGR student representatives:
Ms Gaia Brezzo (Faculty of Science)
Ms Rebekka Niepelt (Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health)

Committee Meeting Dates 2016

Monday 25th January 2016 1.30 pm Meeting Room 1 - 2nd Floor - New Spring House

 Minutes of the previous meetings of the committee are available here