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Research Policy and Support

A ripple on the surface of water

Next Generation Impact

Perspectives on Impact

Live panel on evolution of the impact agenda.

The balance between positive and negative perspectives. Where is impact going?

Dr Steven Hill, Director of Research at Research England

Steven Hill is Director of Research at Research England. Steven was formerly Head of Research Policy at the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), and leads on all aspects of research policy and funding.

Steven is responsible for research funding, including quality-related funding (QR), general capital funding and the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF). He also leads Research England’s research assessment and policy work, and is the chair of the steering group for the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF). Policy responsibilities include research integrity, public engagement and open research, and Steven contributes to debates and discussions at home and overseas on the enhancement and assessment of research impact.

Dr Julie Bayley, Director of Research Impact at University of Lincoln

Dr Julie Bayley is Director of Research Impact Development at the University of Lincoln, combining an academic and research management role. She is also Director of the Lincoln Impact Literacy Institute (LILI) and collaborates nationally and internationally on the development of impact literacy within research. Julie undertakes extensive consultancy across the research sector and has been appointed as Emerald Publishing’s Impact Literacy Advisor, alongside being Director of Qualifications for the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) and Co-I on an EPSRC funded project on equality, diversion and inclusivity in STEM. Alongside her impact work, Julie is a Chartered Health Psychologist with a PhD in Health Psychology and Impact and a patient advocate in vascular health.

Prof Paul Phillips, Professor of Strategic Management (KBS) at the University of Kent

After serving as Director of Kent Business School (2007-11), Professor Paul Phillips is Professor of Strategic Management. Prior to being Director, Paul joined Kent Business School in 2004, as Deputy Director. Professor Phillips has held academic appointments at Cardiff Business School and the University of Surrey. In 2001, he was appointed to a full Professorship as the Charles Forte Chair of Hotel Management, which was created by a generous endowment from Forte plc in 1986 at the School of Management, University of Surrey, UK.

Dr Tina Haux , Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Social Policy (SSPSSR) at the University of Kent

Before joining the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR) in 2014, Dr Haux worked at the University of Lincoln, Queen’s University Belfast and Essex. Her PhD, from the University of Bath, focused on lone parents and welfare-to-work policies and her work has continued to focus on separated families. From May this year they will join the National Centre for Social Research as Director of the newly created Centre for Children and Families.

Prior to moving into academia Dr Haux worked in government and the voluntary sector. Linking research to policy-making and –makers has remained one of the key aims of her work as an academic and has resulted in a book on the Dimensions of Impact in the Social Sciences.