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University Research Group (URG)

The University Research Group (URG) is responsible for strategic and policy matters in relation to all aspects of research. The Group is also responsible for the ongoing development and management of research. The Group meets every other month and reports to the University Research Committee.

The role of the University Research Group is:

  • To co-ordinate the ongoing development and management of research;
  • To discuss emerging issues, policy matters and initiatives and to co-ordinate action to respond to them;
  • To provide an active forum for continual interaction in research between the Schools and the University Executive;
  • To advise the Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Enterprise;
  • To guide the work of the University’s administrative and support services in ensuring that agreed priorities in research are properly reflected and supported.


Chair Professor A D Ball Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research and Enterprise
Co-Chair Professor L Towns-Andrews Director of Research and Enterprise
Members: Professor S Swailes Director of Research, Business School
  Professor A P Laws Director of Research, Applied Sciences
  Professor A Lee Director of Research, Art, Design and Architecture
  Professor T L McCluskey Director of Research, Computing and Engineering
  Professor J Avis Director of Research, Education and Professional Development
  Professor J McAuley Director of Research, Human and Health Sciences
  Professor J M Clarke Director of Research, Music, Humanities and Media
  Dr T Turner Deputy Director of Research and Enterprise
Secretary Esmay Walker Impact Officer, Research & Enterprise
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