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:

NamePositionFaculty / DirectorateTerm / Category of Office
Tim MiddletonPro-Vice-Chancellor (Research & Enterprise)
Chair: Ethics Panel
Chair: Research Degrees Committee
Vice-Chancellor's Office

Ex-officio (Chair)

Jake KanerHead of ResearchDesign, Media & ManagementEx-officio
Colin MartinActing Head of ResearchSociety & HealthEx-officio
Rebecca Chandler-WildeDirector of Enterprise & Business EngagementResearch & Enterprise Development UnitEx-officio
Richard MatherNominated ResearcherDesign, Media & ManagementNominated (Feb-2016 to Aug-2017) 
Ceri SimsNominated ResearcherSociety & HealthNominated (Sept-2016 to Aug-2018)
Mark StoneNominated ResearcherSociety & HealthNominated (Sept-2016 to Aug-2018) 
Phil WoodNominated Enterprise PractitionerDesign, Media & ManagementNominated (Sept-2016 to Aug-2018)
Paul MorganNominated Enterprise PractitionerSociety & HealthNominated (Sept-2016 to Aug-2018)
Greg DooleyNominated Enterprise PractitionerDesign, Media & ManagementNominated (Nov-2016 to Aug-2018)
Lynne WarwickN/AHuman Resources DirectorateCo-opted (Dec-2016 to -)
Christine BoucherN/AHuman Resources DirectorateCo-opted (Nov-2016 to -) 
Philip MartinN/AExternalCo-opted (Oct-2015 to -) 
Kath DunnCareersLearning & Teaching Directorate Co-opted (Feb-2016 to -)
Hilary MullenN/ADesign, Media & ManagementCo-opted (Sept-2016 to May-2017) 
Sofia Barbosa BoucasN/ASociety & HealthCo-opted (Nov-2016 to -) 
Mandy ChongFinance itemsFinance DirectorateCo-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:

DateStart TimeEnd TimeLocationMeeting Type
20 September 201609:3012:00G5.05Normal 
18 November 201609:3012:00G5.05Normal 
7 March 201709:3012:00Old Boardroom, HW Normal
19 May 201709:3012:00G5.05Normal 

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 2017To follow
7 March 20172017.03.07 REC Minutes Open (pdf)
18 November 20162016.11.18 REC Minutes Open (pdf)
20 September 20162016.09.20 REC Minutes Open (pdf)


20 May 20162016.05.20 REC Minutes Open (pdf)
13 April 20162016.04.13 REC Minutes Open (pdf)
26 February 20162016.02.26 REC Minutes Open (pdf)
20 November 20152015.11.20 REC Minutes Open (pdf)

2014-2015 (University Research Committee)

27 February 20152015.02.27 URC Minutes (pdf)
21 November 20142014.11.21 URC Minutes (pdf)

2013-2014 (University Research Committee)

23 May 20142014.05.23 URC Minutes (pdf)
28 February 20142014.02.28 URC Minutes (pdf)
22 November 20132013.11.22 URC Minutes (pdf)
18 October 20132013.10.18 URC Minutes (pdf) 

2012-2013 (University Research Committee)

28 June 20132013.28.06 URC Minutes (pdf)

If you require minutes prior to this date please contact the RED Unit.

Secretary: Anne Evans, Research & Enterprise Development Unit Manager (x5016)

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.