On Tuesday, 31st March, HEPI will be hosting a big conference in conjunction with Elsevier at the Royal Society in London to look back at the REF and forward to the future of research assessment. It will end with a presentation on higher education, the election and the spending review.
Coming just a day after Parliament prorogues for the election campaign and just a few days after Hefce’s funding allocations for 2015/16, it will provide a timely moment to take stock and debate the future.
Under the title ‘Reflections on REF2014 – Where next? Research Assessment and Funding from 2014 to 2020 and beyond’, we will hear from a series of high-profile speakers, including (in order of appearance):
- David Willetts (morning Chair)
- David Sweeney (Hefce)
- Professor Cara Aitchison, Vice-Chancellor, St Mark & St John University (and REF sub-panel chair)
- Professor Paul Boyle, Vice-Chancellor, University of Leicester
- Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow, Vice-Chancellor, University of Kent (and future Universities UK President)
- Professor Julia Black, Pro Director for Research, LSE
- Professor George Marston, Pro Vice Chancellor of Research and Innovation, Northumbria University
- Andy Westwood, Vice President, Public Affairs, University of Manchester
- Dr David Docherty, Chief Executive, National Centre for Universities and Business
- Bahram Bekhradnia (afternoon Chair)
- Professor Graeme Reid, Professor of Science and Research Policy, University College London
- Professor James Wilsdon, Chair of the Independent Review of the role of metrics in research assessment: Presentation on emerging findings
- Dr Steven Hill, Head of Research Policy, HEFCE: Where next for impact?
- Dr Nick Fowler, Managing Director, Research Management, Elsevier: How can information inform judgements?
- Paul Johnson, Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies
Further details on how to book a place are here: https://v1.bookwhen.com/hepi/.
Institutions in the HEPI Partner Programme can get a free place.