Research and Enterprise Committee

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Academic Board


The Research and Enterprise Committee [REC] is the key strategic committee of Academic Board responsible for all aspects of research and enterprise, including research training, research ethics and integrity, and knowledge exchange/transfer activities in partnership with external organisations and businesses.

All matters listed below for which it gives formal approval or undertakes a monitoring function are reported to Academic Board.

Research Ethics and Integrity Sub-Committee and Postgraduate Research Board are responsible for particular aspects of REC’s overall remit and report to it.

Terms of reference

  1. To consider and advise on the development of the College’s overall Research and Enterprise Strategy, and to recommend a strategy to Academic Board for formal approval
  2. To consider and advise on the development of related policies, procedures and action plans
  3. To establish clear communications with individual departments and Schools, facilitating the development of effective departmental research and enterprise strategies which are informed and appropriately supported by central mechanisms
  4. To monitor the implementation of relevant action plans, and review progress against strategic objectives at College and departmental level
  5. To oversee the College's participation and performance in major research assessment exercises, in particular the REF and its successors; and to evaluate outcomes, reporting to Academic Board and Council
  6. To consider matters relating to the establishment, monitoring and closure of individual Research Centres and Units, keeping general policies under review and revision as appropriate
  7. To advise the Pro-Warden (Research and Enterprise) on matters relating to College academic publications
  8. To monitor the implementation of research leave policies and procedures, reviewing them as appropriate, and to consider staff reports on completed periods of study leave
  9. To receive minutes and reports from the Research Ethics and Integrity Sub-Committee [REISC], considering any recommendations and taking action as appropriate
  10. To receive minutes and reports from the Postgraduate Research Board [PRB], monitoring PhD completion rates and developments with Doctoral Training Centres, and drawing any issues and recommendations to the attention of SMT and/or Academic Board as appropriate


Chair: Pro-Warden (Research and Enterprise) Professor David Oswell ex officio
Academic Director of Research Policy Professor Simon McVeigh ex officio
Deputy Warden (with responsibility for Learning, Teaching and Enhancement) Professor Elisabeth Hill ex officio
Dean of the Grad School Professor Alan Pickering ex officio
Director of Research, Innovation and Knowledge Exchange Ms Vivienne Hurley ex officio
Research Excellence Manager Mrs Jane Boggan ex officio
Director of Library Services Mr Leo Appleton ex officio
One academic staff member from each School Professor Richard Noble [Art] to 2022
Dr Helen Pritchard [Computing] to 2021
Dr Mirca Madianou [MCCS] to 2022
Up to four additional members of academic staff Dr Anna Traianou [Education] to 2021
Professor Jonathan Freeman [Psychology] to 2020 (eot)
Dr Michaela Benson [Sociology] to 2021
Professor Osita Okagbue [Theatre and Performance] to 2020 (eot)
Secretary Ms Jennie San   



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