Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner: My thanks and a look ahead

December 15th, 2021

Research update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner

Welcome to my final update of 2021.

It feels particularly tough to be writing this as we face new challenges in getting through the pandemic and as we return to scenario planning for different eventualities. But there is also room for optimism. We continue to help drive recovery and deliver innovations that will secure a fairer and more resilient society. Our research facilities remain open and we look forward to further growing our research capacity in 2022. Please refer to Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Andy Long’s update on the new UK restrictions.

Some of Dame Jessica’s highlights from 2021.

I would like to draw on some experiences of 2021 that I hope will resonate with many of you, while sharing thoughts on what we can look forward to in 2022 as together we face the challenges ahead.

Dame Jessica’s review of 2021 and look ahead to 2022

Delivering our new research strategy

I look forward to further progress in 2022, when we will be involving colleagues in the delivery of the university’s new research strategy.

Sign up for one of the virtual town halls in January 2022, when I will update our vision for research in the next five years, and invite colleagues from all job families to get involved.

I wish you, your family and loved ones a restful winter break.

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