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Research Impact and Knowledge Exchange Steering Group

Purpose of the Research Impact and Knowledge Exchange Steering Group:
The purpose of the Steering Group is to provide a strategic view on Knowledge Exchange and Research Impact activity from across the University, ensuring that activities align, complement, and build on each other to create the most value for the university.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Ensuring Research Impact and Knowledge Exchange activities align with wider institutional strategies.
  2. Ensuring KPIs developed for Research Impact and Knowledge Exchange are suitable indicators.
  3. Input into and oversight of the development of a Knowledge Exchange Strategy.
  4. Oversight of progress against the Knowledge Exchange Concordat and Knowledge Exchange Framework narratives, making recommendations to support improvement of our KE culture and environment to the Research Innovation Board (RIB).
  5. Oversight of the implementation of Impact Portfolios at School level, making recommendations to support improvement of our Impact environment to RIB.
  6. Receive reports from major impact and knowledge exchange investments, such as the Research England Policy Support Fund and the Impact Accelerator Accounts.
  7. Advocate for and highlight opportunities and interventions to improve the quality of our knowledge exchange and impact across the University.
  8. Engage with the REF Steering Group and provide recommendations on how best to support impact and the development of REF Impact Case studies in the lead up to the next REF.


Name of RepresentativeMembershipFaculty/School
Sarah HallDirector of Strategy for Research Impact (Chair)RIS
Jane WilcoxKnowledge Exchange Manager (Secretariat)RIS
Alex BamjiDirector, Leeds Arts and Humanities Research InstituteAHC
Amanda BretmanDean of Research QualityFBS
Arshad MairajHead of CommercialisationRIS
Catherine NoakesPro-Dean for Research and InnovationEPS
Elizabeth GarchaHead of Research Quality and ImpactRIS
Kendi GuantaiDean for EDILUBS
Krsto PandzaDirector of Research ImpactLUBs
Louise WaiteDirector of Leeds Social Sciences InstituteLSSI / ENV
Alistair Qualie / James HallImpact Network Lead (one representative at each meeting)LUBs / FSS
Marc EatoughHead of Regional Development and EngagementRIS
Mark Mon-WilliamsDirector of ImpactFMH
Stuart ListerPro-Dean for Research and InnovationFSS

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