Skip to content
The UK's only independent think tank devoted to higher education.

Don’t forget to register for next week’s HEPI conference on the REF and the future of research evaluation

  • 23 March 2015

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:

Institutions in the HEPI Partner Programme can get a free place.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *