20 Tavistock Square
This one-day, national conference is for those with strategic responsibility for research and innovation in universities, research institutes, and the wider higher education sector. It will also be useful for active researchers. This conference will offer delegates the opportunity to examine the changing research infrastructure and landscape, and to discuss issues and developments facing institutions and individual researchers.
The research infrastructure and landscape in the UK is undergoing significant change, in particular, the establishment of UKRI and Research England, and the implications of Brexit. With REF 2021 nearing closer, it is a significant time for researchers at UK universities.
The role of higher education institutions in research, innovation and industrial strategy is expanding and shifting. At this conference we will hear from a diverse range of speakers on their views on the changes ahead. This conference will support those responsible for research and research strategy in higher education to further understand how the changes affect them, and how to align their research strategy most effectively. The conference will also provide opportunities for the sharing of best practice, and you will hear others' experiences of negotiating and responding to a changing policy and political landscape.
Professor Richard B Davies, Vice-Chancellor, Swansea University
Dr Annette Bramley, Director, N8
Dr Craig Walker, Director, White Rose University Consortium
Dr Sarah Perkins, Director, GW4
Vanessa Cuthill, Eastern Arc
Dr Janet Metcalfe, Head, Vitae
Harriet Barnes, Head of Policy (Higher Education and Skills), British Academy
Sharon Witherspoon, Policy Chief, Academy of Social Sciences
James Parry, Chief Executive, UKRIO
Paul Manners, Director, National Co-ordinating Centre For Public Engagement
Lesley Paterson, Head of Public Engagement with Research, University of Oxford
Rachel Bruce, UKRI
Liam Earney, Director, Jisc Collections
Kim Hackett, REF Director, Research England
Sir Mark Walport, Chief Executive, UKRI
Rt Hon Lord David Willetts FRS, former Universities and Science Minister