Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, has been confirmed as one of the inaugural members of the newly formed Research England Council.
Research England is being set up by UK Research and Innovation to support a healthy and dynamic research and knowledge exchange system in English universities. It will oversee grant funding of over £1.9bn to English universities for research and knowledge exchange in 2017-18.
Research England will also develop and implement the Research Excellence Framework in partnership with the UK higher education funding bodies and oversee the £900m UK Research Partnership Investment Fund.
Dame Jessica joins 10 other members of the Council, which will draw on expertise from across the higher education and business sectors to help shape the strategic direction and priorities for Research England.
She said: “I am delighted to join Research England and represent the University of Nottingham as one of founding members of its first council. To be asked to join this diverse group will be stimulating and exciting as we work together to support and challenge English universities in their role as key drivers in a knowledge-rich, innovative UK.”
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