Research Impact: Strengthening the Excellence Framework
- 08:30 - 16:30
- Manchester Conference Centre
James Wilsdon is Professor of Research Policy and Director of Impact and Engagement in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Sheffield. He is chair of the UK’s Campaign for Social Science and vice-chair of the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA). From 2014-2015, he chaired an independent review of the role of metrics in the management of the UK’s research system, which published its final report as “The Metric Tide”. Building on this, he recently chaired an expert panel on “Next Generation Metrics” for the European Commission, aimed at informing the design and operation of FP9. Previously, James worked as Professor of Science and Democracy at University of Sussex and Director of Science Policy at the Royal Society. He is an editor of the Guardian’s ‘Political Science’ blog, on science and research policy. In 2015, he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. You can find him on twitter @jameswilsdon.