Impact and Implications: The Future of Research Excellence and the Social Sciences

12 November 2015

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This one day conference will feature presentations and a panel discussion from a range of experts on the impacts of REF and what it will mean for the future of the social sciences.

One day Conference

Impact and Implications: The Future of Research Excellence and the Social Sciences

Date: Thursday 14th January

Location: 33 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1AG

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Programme:

10.15am      Registration and coffee

10.45am      ‘Lessons from REF 2014’

Professor Dame Janet Finch FAcSS, Chair of Main Panel C, REF 2014

11.30am      Breakout ‘Implications for the disciplines beyond REF2014’

12.15pm     Feedback from breakout groups

12.30pm     Lunch

1.30pm       ‘The impact of Impact’

Professor Jonathan Grant, Director, Policy Institute, King’s College London

2.15pm       ‘The future of the REF?

Steven Hill, Head of Research Policy, HEFCE

3.00pm       Tea Break

3.15pm       Panel and discussion ‘The way forward and the implications of “fulfilling our potential” for social science research’

Professor Roger Goodman FAcSS (Chair), Chair of Council, Academy of Social Sciences, Head of Social Sciences Division, Oxford University

Professor James Wilsdon FAcSS – Chair of The Independent Review of the role of Metrics in Research Assessment

Professor Sasha Roseneil FAcSS, Director, Birkbeck Institute of Social Research, Birkbeck University of London

Professor Jane Elliott FAcSS invited, CEO, ESRC

4.00pm       Close

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