Research and Innovation Committee

Terms of Reference

The Committee reports to the Senate, and its responsibilities are:

  • To advise the Senate on matters relating to Research and Innovation.
  • To oversee the University's strategic approach to Research and Innovation, including the institutional approach to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and any future research quality assessment exercises.
  • To oversee the development and implementation of institutional policy, procedure and guidance in respect of Research Governance and Doctoral and Early Career Researcher development and to make recommendations to the Senate.
  • To receive and consider reports from the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation, the Doctoral Researcher Development Sub-Committee and the Research Staff Development Sub-Committee.
  • To receive the Minutes of the Learning and Teaching Committee.
  • To receive reports from Faculty committees considering strategic and policy issues relating to Research and Innovation.

Committee Membership

Professor David Petley

Vice-President (Research and Innovation)

Mr Lee Allman Research Services
Professor Keith Burnett Vice Chancellor
Professor John Derrick Deputy Vice-President (Research and Innovation)
Professor Lorraine Maltby Deputy Vice-President (PGR)
Professor Wyn Morgan Vice-President (Learning and Teaching)
Professor Bob Shoemaker Director of Research and Innovation, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Professor John Haycock Director of Research and Innovation, Faculty of Engineering
Professor Rob Freckleton Director of Research and Innovation, Faculty of Science
Professor Craig Watkins Director of Research and Innovation, Faculty of Social Sciences
Professor Fiona Boissonade Representative of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health
Mr Colin Sirett Chief Executive Officer, the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)
Professor Panos Ketikidis Vice President of Research of the International Faculty
to be confirmed Director of Research Services
Dr Neil Harris Research Services
Ms Deborah McClean Research Services
Dr Sarah Want Head of Research Partnerships and Regional Engagement
Mr John McAuley Representative of CICS
Ms Anne Horn or Mrs Tracey Clarke Representative of the Library
Academic teaching staff, appointed by the Senate  
Dr Nina Cardinal Faculty of Science
Dr Irini Katsirea Department of Journalism Studies
Dr Jason Berwick Department of Psychology
Professor Simon Cross Department of Neuroscience
Date Time Venue
15 November 2017 2 - 4pm Council Room Firth Court
7 February 2018 2.15 - 4.15pm Arts Tower Meeting Room 4.10
14 May 2018 2.15 - 4.15pm Council Room Firth Court