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HEFCE closed at the end of March 2018. The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.

Many of HEFCE's functions will be continued by the Office for Students, the new regulator of higher education in England, and Research England, the new council within UK Research and Innovation.

The HEFCE domain - - will continue to function until September 2018. At this point we will close the site entirely and all its information will only be available from the National Web Archive.


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‌‌Biography and registered interests‌

Chris oversees the Research, Education and Knowledge Exchange directorate, working with David Sweeney and the heads of each of the policy areas. In doing so, he is responsible for harnessing HEFCE’s expertise on research, education and knowledge exchange to inform its funding to universities and colleges, and its advice to Government. Chris particularly leads on education and skills, including postgraduate policy and funding.   

Before becoming Director in 2014, Chris served for five years as Associate Director, leading HEFCE’s relationships with universities and colleges in the North of England, and for two years as Regional Consultant for the East of England.  

Chris joined HEFCE from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, where as Head of Research Programmes he was closely involved in its transition to full Research Council status in 2005. 

Chris began his career in the Graduate School at the University of Warwick, then moved to work on international relations at the University of Edinburgh, and on research strategy and funding at the University of Durham.   

Contact Chris Millward

Organisation in which interest existsNature of interest (directorship, shareholding, membership, etc.)
Royal College of Art  Partner is Director of Research and Innovation 

Page last updated 3 December 2015