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HEFCE's views of impact

Paul Hubbard, Head of Research Policy, HEFCE

Tuesday 15 December 2009, 1430-1530
Lecture Theatre 1, Management School Building

Paul Hubbard, Head of Research Policy at HEFCE, will talk about impact from the perspective of the Research Excellence framework exercise (REF).

HEFCE is currently consulting on the proposals for the REF, with impact and how it is to be assessed playing a large part, and is also running a pilot exercise on impact in which Lancaster Physics will take part.

The outcome of the REF, like the outcome of the RAE, affects both the way in which we are rated for research and the funding we receive from HEFCE.

As Head of Research Policy at HEFCE, Paul is immersed in the pilots and the consultation and will be able to give us insights into the way in which HEFCE is approaching the issues of measurement of the impact of research.