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BSI researchers represent immunology on REF 2021 panels

The BSI was very pleased to have learned that a number of our members have been chosen to sit on the REF 2021 panels.

The Research Excellence Framework is an assessment exercise used to measure the quality of research taking place in higher education institutions across the UK. Having strong representation from immunologists on these panels will hopefully ensure that immunology remains an important area of research within the wider scientific research community.

We were delighted that five of the nominations we put forward as a Society were selected and would like to congratulate all eleven of our members who have been selected to sit on the REF 2021 panels.

They are:

  • Professor David Adams (University of Birmingham) – Sub Panel 1: Clinical Medicine (Criteria phase)
  • Professor Judith Allen (University of Manchester) – Sub panel 5: Biological Sciences (Assessment phase) 
  • Professor Doreen Cantrell (University of Dundee) – Main Panel A member (Criteria phase) and Chair of Sub panel 5: Biological Sciences (Criteria phase)
  • Dr Bryan Charleston (The Pirbright Institute) – Sub panel 6: Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science (Assessment phase)
  • Professor Bernadette Hannigan (Public Health England) – Main Panel A member (Criteria phase)
  • Professor Tracy Hussell (University of Manchester) – Sub panel 5: Biological Sciences (Criteria phase)
  • Professor Paul Morgan (Cardiff University) – Sub panel 1: Clinical Medicine (Criteria phase) 
  • Professor Paul Moss (University of Birmingham) – Sub panel 1: Clinical Medicine (Assessment phase)
  • Professor Stephen Renshaw (Sheffield University) – Sub panel 1: Clinical Medicine (Assessment phase)
  • Professor Gavin Screaton (University of Oxford) – Sub panel 1: Clinical Medicine (Assessment phase)
  • Professor Linda Wooldridge (University of Bristol) – Sub panel 6: Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science (Criteria phase)

A full list of those selected to sit on the REF 2021 panels can be found here.

BSI President Peter Openshaw had this to say about the appointments:

“It’s fantastic to see immunology so well represented on the REF panels. Having these world-class researchers involved in the exercise will ensure that immunology has a strong voice throughout the process. Congratulations to all those selected - you will all have a real role to play in supporting what is a vital field of research for the UK.” 

Additional sub panel appointments will be made in 2020 following a survey of institutions’ submission intentions. This will ensure there is an appropriate breadth of expertise and volume of members to assess submissions throughout 2021. 

 

  

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