The funding bodies are pleased to announce appointments of the four main panel chairs designate for the first Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise. These are:
- Main Panel A: Professor Stephen Townley Holgate – MRC Clinical Professor of Immunopharmacology, University of Southampton
- Main Panel B: Professor Dame Ann Dowling – Head of Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
- Main Panel C: Professor Dame Janet Finch – Professor of Sociology, University of Manchester
- Main Panel D: Professor Bruce Brown – Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research, Economic and Social Engagement), University of Brighton.
Following the announcement of a year delay, the timetable for the REF has now been published.
The REF Equality and Diversity Advisory Group has also been established and has held a successful first meeting.