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Posts by Rob Ounsworth

Welcome to the new academic year

Research update from Professor Neil Crout Welcome to the new academic year and my first update as interim Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange. I look forward to working with you in securing the goals of the university’s renewed research strategy and sharing news of support and opportunities for researchers, as well as celebrating your …

Reflecting on my time at the University of Nottingham

Research update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner As this will be my final update I have taken the opportunity to reflect on my time at the University of Nottingham. At the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee hearing to approve my appointment as Executive Chair of Research England, I was posed questions on …

University’s largest ever funding award for UK’s most powerful MRI scanner

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner The University of Nottingham, the birthplace of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), has received its largest ever funding award to establish the UK’s most powerful MRI scanner. The £29.1m award, from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), will establish a national scanning facility to help the UK lead the world in …

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Conducting ethical research remotely: a silver lining of learnings from the Covid-19 pandemic

Helen McCabe introduces the Remote Research Toolkit, built to help researchers overcome challenges such as the pandemic and engage with often vulnerable groups in ethical and innovative ways. At the end of 2019, our team were excitedly planning a project aimed at supporting survivors of human trafficking in Kenya to take control of their own …

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Thanking our remarkable colleagues for their contribution to REF 2021

We cannot underestimate the contribution of hundreds of colleagues who helped deliver our Research Excellence Framework 2021 results, where we placed 7th in the UK for Research Power* and improved on all measures. Delivering our submission in March 2021 was a huge team effort and many years of work are represented in the material we …

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REF2021 results: congratulations and thank you

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner Results from REF2021 yesterday reaffirmed the University of Nottingham’s reputation as one the UK’s leading research universities. I am grateful to colleagues from across our university who made our submission possible and helped deliver our very good set of results. This include academics, research support teams, postgraduate research students, …

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Invitation: research culture workshops 16-26 May

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner I am delighted to invite you to join the next stage in our ambitious project to transform research culture at the university. Research culture workshops take place between 16 and 26 May. Sign up for a research culture workshop These one-hour, open discussions will explore emerging themes and findings …

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Ending links with Russia universities – guidance for researchers

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner Following Vice-Chancellor Professor Shearer West’s announcement on ending all formal links with universities in Russia, colleagues in Research and Innovation have produced guidance for researchers and teams who may be affected by this decision. It includes advice and support on ending current research projects, bilateral agreements, memoranda of understanding …

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Lifting of Covid restrictions and anticipating new challenges

Research update by Professor Dame Jessica Corner The government has announced that the national legal restrictions put in place to limit the transmission of Covid-19 will be lifted over the coming weeks. Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Andy Long has this week communicated what this means for our university. Our research has been back at full capacity …

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Lively and thought-provoking town halls   

Research update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner My thanks to all who supported our latest series of online town halls, where we updated on the university’s renewed strategy for research and held a Q&A to discuss how we can together achieve our goals.  Questions at each of the five faculty-led town halls were thought-provoking and …

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