There are three formal groups that feed into University governance decisions about research staff:
· The Research Staff Steering Committee
· The Research Staff Consultation Group
· The Research Staff Working Group
The role of each group, how they work together and their current membership are outlined below.
Researchers also join key University committees, including Council, Personnel Committee, Research & Innovation Committee.
For further information and the contact details of your representatives on these groups, please see - Researcher Representatives on other University Level Committees.
If you are interested in joining a committee or working group, please see - Current Opportunities to join Committees and Working Groups as a Researcher Representative.
Research Staff Steering Committee
The Research Staff Steering Committee provides strategic direction with respect to enhancing the opportunities and support for research staff, in accordance with Priority 8 of the University's Strategic Plan 2018-23 and the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. It is a decision-making group reporting to the University Research and Innovation Committee and informally to Personnel Committee. Members include key governance roles such as the University Advocate for Research Staff and Research Staff Advocates in each of the four divisions.
|Professor David Gavaghan||Chair of RSSC|
|University Advocate for Research Staff|
|Professor Stephen Tuck||Humanities Divisional Representative|
|Professor John Frater||Medical Sciences Divisional Representative|
|Professor Matt Jarvis||MPLS Divisional Representative|
|Professor Christiaan Monden||Social Sciences Divisional Representative|
|Sir Tim Hitchens||Representative of Conference of Colleges|
|Dr Jonathan Black||Director, Careers Service|
|Dr Markos Koumaditis||Director, Human Resources|
|Dr Tanita Casci||Director, Research Strategy & Policy Unit, Research Services & Co-Chair of RSWG|
|Jennifer Chapin||Equality & Diversity Unit|
|Sarah Stephenson-Hunter||Equality & Diversity Unit|
|Alice Chilver||Head of People & Organisational Development|
|Dr Christopher Wadibia||Chair of RSCG|
|Dr Courtney Nimura||Vice-Chair of RSCG|
|Dr Rachel Bray||Research Staff Hub Lead, Co-Chair of RSWG|
Research Staff Consultation Group
Comprising research staff only, the Research Staff Consultation Group actively contributes to an overall strategy to underpin the professional and career development of research staff at the University. Working under the auspices of the Research and Innovation Committee, the Consultation Group works with the Research Staff Working Group to inform the Research Staff Steering Committee on initiatives, progress and major issues relating to research staff development, including views, suggestions and concerns articulated through the Research Staff Representative structure.
Research Staff Working Group
The Research Staff Working Group is operational; it contributes to University strategy for the professional and career development of research staff by preparing information to inform decision-making, discussing and recommending approaches, and acting on decisions made through this governance structure. It works under the auspices of the Research and Innovation Committee and alongside the Research Staff Consultation Group to inform the Research Staff Steering Committee on initiatives, progress and major issues relating to research staff development.
|Dr Rachel Bray||Co-Chair of RSWG, Researcher Hub Leademail@example.com|
|Dr Tanita Casci||Co-Chair of RSWG, Director, Research Strategy & Policy Unitfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr Caroline Thurston||Researcher Training and Development Manager, Humanities Divisionemail@example.com|
|Dr Mary Muers||Research Culture Facilitator, Medical Sciences Divisionfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr Justin Hutchence||Researcher Training and Development Manager, MPLS Divisionemail@example.com|
|Dr Eleanor Pritchard||Researcher Development Coordinator, Social Sciences Divisionfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Susana Salinas Rios||Researcher Development Consultantemail@example.com|
|Dr Jane Itzhaki||Research Facilitator Representativefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kate Butler||Policy Officer, Human Resourcesemail@example.com|
|Mikal Mast||UCU Representativefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kathryn Dally||Research Integrity & Policy Lead, Research Servicesemail@example.com|
|Dr Irina Chelysheva||Researcher Representativefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr Rebecca Ehata||Careers Adviser (Research Staff), Careers Serviceemail@example.com|
|Dr Chris Jeffs||Careers Adviser (Research Staff), Careers Servicefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jennifer Chapin||Gender Equality Advisor, Equality and Diversity Unitemail@example.com|
|Les Wright||Director, Health & Safety Officefirstname.lastname@example.org|