Research and Impact Committee

Committee description

Secretary: Lauren King, Email:

The Committee is a committee of Council and should act on Council’s behalf to do detailed work and thinking in the following relevant areas:

a)    To be responsible to the Senate and the Council for the implementation of the Research and Impact key priorities of the University’s Strategic Plan and for this purpose to liaise with other relevant committees.

b)    To oversee the development and implementation of strategies, policies and frameworks within planning units designed to promote research at international and world-leading standards across all disciplines in the University.  To oversee the enhancement of the University research environment in support of these objectives, including research staff development and consideration of the PGR student experience.

c)    To oversee the implementation and roll-out at Faculty level of the University of Liverpool Research and Impact Strategy - to be proactive in supporting and identifying research areas or themes in which the University might further develop capacity.

d)    To monitor detail and comment on performance and risk in relation to research and impact.

e)    To contribute to the setting of strategic direction and institutional planning parameters as part of the Planning and Performance Cycle.  To comment upon planning unit strategies in respect of their contribution to achieving institutional research and impact ambitions.

f)    To continue to raise the profile of impact and knowledge exchange as a core activity of the University and to develop and promote policies to enhance the University’s activities in this area in line with Strategy 2026.

g)    To advise the Planning and Resources Committee on resourcing issues related to the resourcing of research, impact and knowledge exchange.

Reporting Relationships

The Research and Impact Committee reports to Senate and Council and to the Finance and Resources Committee in relation to finance and resource allocation matters.

Frequency of Meetings

The Research and Impact Committee usually meets on four occasions during the academic year.


The quorum for meetings of the Research and Impact Committee shall be one quarter of the membership, including at least one lay member of the Council.

Members or key people

The Vice-Chancellor Professor T Jones
The President of the Council  C Booth
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Impact (Chair) Professor A Hollander 
The Executive Pro-Vice-Chancellors    
   Health and Life Sciences Professor L Kenny
   Humanities and Social Sciences   Professor F Beveridge
   Science and Engineering         

Professor Wiebe van der Hoek

The Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellors for Research and Impact  
   Health and Life Sciences   Professor C Eyers
   Humanities and Social Sciences    Professor G Endfield
   Science and Engineering Professor R Williams
Two lay members of the Council, appointed by Council Dr K Gill (2020-23)
  Dr R Platt (2020-23)
A Student Representative Officer C Field
A post-doctoral colleague representative Dr S Jones
The Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Research Environment and Postgraduate Research    Vacancy
The Director of Research, Partnerships and Innovation  S Jackson
Head of Research and Impact Strategy J Keyton 
The University Librarian  Dr M Greenhall
Interim Director of Strategic Planning P Hopwood

At the request of the Chair, the following members will be asked to attend meetings of the 2022/23 session as and when required:

The Director of External Relations, Marketing and Communication T Seamans
Director, The Academy

Dr J Howard

Other members may be co-opted or invited to attend for specific meetings at the discretion of the Committee.

Meeting dates

  • 20 October 2022, 10.00 am
  • 19 January 2023, 2.00 pm
  • 9 March 2023, 10.00 am
  • 16 June 2023, 3.00 pm

A full schedule of Committee meeting dates can be viewed here.