Open access: research funders issue 2020 deadline

I would like to share with you an important and very significant change that is set to accelerate the transition towards open access (OA) publishing of research outputs, writes Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange. From 2020, 11 national funding organisations across Europe, including UKRI, will require that every paper they …

New Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellors to support delivery of world-class research

Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, has unveiled a reshaped team of Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellors to support the University of Nottingham’s vision of delivering exceptional research that transforms lives. Reporting directly to Dame Jessica, the Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellors will provide additional leadership in driving the University’s Research Vision. Dame Jessica said: “In the …

The ‘wow’ factor: Professor David Bates and the University of Nottingham’s Centre for Cancer Sciences 

You have been appointed as Director of the University’s Centre for Cancer Sciences.  What does it this entail? As lead of the Cancer Research Priority Area (RPA), I meet many great scientists right across the University. The biggest challenge in my RPA role was to help people communicate their research, open up about it, and …

Supporting open access, boosting your research profile

Guest blog by Tony Simmonds, Senior Research Librarian, Faculty of Social Sciences. With over 15,000 articles in the University of Nottingham’s open access repository to date, our researchers are making high-quality research freely and instantly available to be read by a world-wide audience. This commitment to the open sharing of knowledge is something in which everyone …

Blue skies and fair winds: Professor Hervé Morvan

Professor Hervé Morvan, Director of the Institute for Aerospace Technology (IAT), is leaving the University of Nottingham to join one of the IAT’s longstanding industrial partners, Rolls-Royce, as Technology Strategist within the Rolls-Royce extended CTO Office*. Here, Hervé reflects on highlights of his five years leading the Institute and on his time with the Gas …

Dame Jessica joins Research England

Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, has been confirmed as one of the inaugural members of the newly formed Research England Council. Research England is being set up by UK Research and Innovation to support a healthy and dynamic research and knowledge exchange system in English universities. It will oversee grant …

£1m EPSRC award for researcher developing bioelectronics technology to transform healthcare

Dr Frankie Rawson, a Nottingham Senior Research Fellow in the School of Pharmacy, has won a prestigious grant of almost £1m from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for his work in the emerging field of bioelectronics. The £950,798 grant was awarded to further Dr Rawson’s research in developing new bioelectronic devices that …

Professor James Moran: why cultures are enriched by writing and performance

Professor James Moran on his role as lead of the University of Nottingham’s Cultures and Communication Global Research Theme. You lead the Cultures and Communication Global Research Theme (GRT) at Nottingham. What does this entail? Here at the University of Nottingham, we have a truly world-class group of researchers who are working on issues related to …

Nottingham: a history of Britain’s global university

Professor John Beckett, Professor in our Department of History, writes about his recently published book – Nottingham: a history of Britain’s global university. The University of Nottingham opened its doors for the first time in 1881, but in those days it was little more than a technical college with purpose-built premises in the centre of …

Me, some research & a blog – The Clinical Series: Seeing the impact myself – by Zoe Baker, Graduate Trainee

Hello all – I hope you are enjoying the Clinical Series so far. This series was born when my work in the communications team generated an enthusiasm to learn more about the work of the academics who have crossed my path. This blog created the possibility for me to do a little further investigation, to …