Research and Enterprise Committee
Research and Enterprise Committee is responsible to Senate for monitoring and reviewing research performance across the University, and to identify priority areas for research and enterprise effort and activity. Through the Research Degree Committee (RDC), it also monitors the research student environment and related strategies. The Committee meets a minimum of three times during the academic year.
Membership for the academic year 2016-2017 is as follows:
|Name||Position||Faculty / Directorate||Term / Category of Office|
|Tim Middleton||Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research & Enterprise)|
Chair: Ethics Panel
Chair: Research Degrees Committee
|Jake Kaner||Head of Research||Design, Media & Management||Ex-officio|
|Colin Martin||Acting Head of Research||Society & Health||Ex-officio|
|Rebecca Chandler-Wilde||Director of Enterprise & Business Engagement||Research & Enterprise Development Unit||Ex-officio|
|Richard Mather||Nominated Researcher||Design, Media & Management||Nominated (Feb-2016 to Aug-2017)|
|Ceri Sims||Nominated Researcher||Society & Health||Nominated (Sept-2016 to Aug-2018)|
|Mark Stone||Nominated Researcher||Society & Health||Nominated (Sept-2016 to Aug-2018)|
|Phil Wood||Nominated Enterprise Practitioner||Design, Media & Management||Nominated (Sept-2016 to Aug-2018)|
|Paul Morgan||Nominated Enterprise Practitioner||Society & Health||Nominated (Sept-2016 to Aug-2018)|
|Greg Dooley||Nominated Enterprise Practitioner||Design, Media & Management||Nominated (Nov-2016 to Aug-2018)|
|Lynne Warwick||N/A||Human Resources Directorate||Co-opted (Dec-2016 to -)|
|Christine Boucher||N/A||Human Resources Directorate||Co-opted (Nov-2016 to -)|
|Philip Martin||N/A||External||Co-opted (Oct-2015 to -)|
|Kath Dunn||Careers||Learning & Teaching Directorate||Co-opted (Feb-2016 to -)|
|Hilary Mullen||N/A||Design, Media & Management||Co-opted (Sept-2016 to May-2017)|
|Sofia Barbosa Boucas||N/A||Society & Health||Co-opted (Nov-2016 to -)|
|Mandy Chong||Finance items||Finance Directorate||Co-opted (Sept-2016 to -)|
a. To monitor and review research performance across the University, ensuring congruence across university and faculty strategies and plans, and to advise Senate on the University's research and enterprise strategy, priorities and performance.
b. To make recommendations to Senior Management Team on the review of existing and the establishment of new University research and enterprise Centres and Institutes and to monitor their operation.
c. To identify priority areas for research and enterprise effort across the University.
d. To develop, promote and monitor policies and practices to stimulate activity in the agreed areas and ensure an appropriate framework for the oversight of research and enterprise.
e. To advise on an appropriate strategy for the University submissions to the Research Excellence Framework and to oversee the arrangements for the preparation of these submissions.
f. To ensure that the University’s support mechanisms for research activity are fit for purpose.
g. To assure alignment and compliance with the research concordat as required by HEFCE.
h. To advise on and monitor the effective publication, dissemination and communication of research and enterprise activity, internally and externally.
i. To monitor the research student infrastructure and the strategy relating to the award of university postgraduate research.
j. To set targets and monitor research and enterprise income received.
k. To monitor the governance framework for research ethics.
l. To delegate tasks to its permanent sub-committees or ad hoc working groups as it sees fit.
m. To ensure that the University’s policies on equality and diversity are taken into account in the fulfilment of these terms of reference.
Meeting dates for 2016-2017 are as follows:
|Date||Start Time||End Time||Location||Meeting Type|
|20 September 2016||09:30||12:00||G5.05||Normal|
|18 November 2016||09:30||12:00||G5.05||Normal|
|7 March 2017||09:30||12:00||Old Boardroom, HW||Normal|
|19 May 2017||09:30||12:00||G5.05||Normal|
Proposed agenda items should be sent to the Secretary at least two weeks before the meeting to enable the agenda to be set in good time. Papers should include a completed cover sheet.
This is a new Committee, constituted in September 2015. Minutes for the preceding University Research Committee are provided for reference.
|19 May 2017||To follow|
|7 March 2017||2017.03.07 REC Minutes Open (pdf)|
|18 November 2016||2016.11.18 REC Minutes Open (pdf)|
|20 September 2016||2016.09.20 REC Minutes Open (pdf)|
|20 May 2016||2016.05.20 REC Minutes Open (pdf)|
|13 April 2016||2016.04.13 REC Minutes Open (pdf)|
|26 February 2016||2016.02.26 REC Minutes Open (pdf)|
|20 November 2015||2015.11.20 REC Minutes Open (pdf)|
2014-2015 (University Research Committee)
|27 February 2015||2015.02.27 URC Minutes (pdf)|
|21 November 2014||2014.11.21 URC Minutes (pdf)|
2013-2014 (University Research Committee)
|23 May 2014||2014.05.23 URC Minutes (pdf)|
|28 February 2014||2014.02.28 URC Minutes (pdf)|
|22 November 2013||2013.11.22 URC Minutes (pdf)|
|18 October 2013||2013.10.18 URC Minutes (pdf)|
2012-2013 (University Research Committee)
|28 June 2013||2013.28.06 URC Minutes (pdf)|
If you require minutes prior to this date please contact the RED Unit.