The University's Strategic Plan 2010-2015 Theme 3, illustrates our commitment in becoming ‘a catalyst for social and economic progress in and for our region, nationally and internationally, through research and enterprise’.
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The management of the REF process will be developed and overseen by Professor Andrew Slade, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research and Enterprise supported by Kathryn Brown, REF Manager and Ian Clarke, Equality and Diversity Manager. In addition, a REF Sub-Panel has been established to undertake the preparations of the university level materials for the REF submissions, and make recommendations to the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research and Enterprise.
At present our University is currently considering the following 11 potential submissions along with the academic lead (Unit Co-ordinator) for each unit:
2: Computer Science and Informatics, Professor Richard Hogston
4: Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Dr Fiona Fylan
11: Computer Science and Informatics, Dr Ah-Lian Kor
16: Architecture, Built Environment and Planning, Professor Ian Strange
19: Business and Management Studies, Dr Damian Ward
22: Social Work and Social Policy, Dr Paul Blackledge
25: Education, Dr Jacqueline Stevenson
26: Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism, Professor Carlton Cooke
34: Art and Design, History, Practice and Theory, Alan Simson
35: Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts, Dr Steven Parker
36: Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and information Management, Professor Ruth Robbins
Leeds Metropolitan University Code of Practice on the selection of staff
In promoting equality and diversity in our REF submission our University has drawn up and implemented a Code of Practice on the fair and transparent selection of staff.
A brief guide to the REF has been created by the REF team and can be downloaded here.
For all up-to-date information on the REF, publications on the REF, assessment and criteria please refer to the official website: http://www.ref.ac.uk/
Leeds Met provides Research Awards Supervision (RAS) workshops and continuing professional development (CPD) to promote and support good and effective supervision. Participants in RAS workshops are, or will become, new supervisors for our growing numbers of Research Students. Research Awards Supervision CPD workshops for new supervisors take place annually in September.
Leeds Metropolitan University has an Institutional Repository (IR) that includes full text versions and bibliographic records of research outputs by members of staff and research students at the University.
The University is in the process of implementing research management software that will make it easier to maintain a constant, up-to-date picture of research activity across the University and to make that research more visible on the World Wide Web.
Symplectic is a research management system that collects all your research activity in one place.