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Research Evaluation: Past, present and future

  • 1 September 2022
  • By Dr Laura Brassington (editor)
  • HEPI number 152

On the back of REF 2021, this collection brings together a wide range of authors to consider what has worked well in evaluation of UK research, what could have worked better and where we should go from here.

The collection has been edited by Dr Laura Brassington and the chapters included in the report are:

Foreword – Bahram Bekhradnia

  1. The REF: A hydra-headed beast or an effective policy tool? – Nick Hillman
  2. The Research Excellence Framework: 101 – Professor Nick Ellison
  3. The birth, life and legacy of the Research Assessment Exercise – Dr Helen Carasso
  4. Crediting the capital: breaking the taboo around London’s research excellence – Dr Diana Beech
  5. Research, innovation and impact in Wales: strength in diversity – Professor Cara Aitchison
  6. Excellent research requires a supportive and inclusive research culture – Clare Viney
  7. The squeezed middle in Scotland – Professor Iain Gillespie
  8. Funding the future – Ellie Russell and Jennie Eldridge
  9. REF 2028? Think again – Professor Peter Mandler
  10. If metrics are the answer, can we agree on the question? – Professor James Wilsdon
  11. Passing on the baton – David Sweeney CBE

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