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 …

My thanks and a look ahead to 2022

Season’s greetings from Professor Dame Jessica Corner Welcome to my final research update of 2021. It feels particularly tough to be writing this as we face new challenges in getting through the pandemic and as we return to scenario planning for different eventualities. But there is also room for optimism. We continue to help drive …

Research strategy consultation: join our town halls and share your thoughts

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner  I am delighted to announce a series of town halls to update you on the development of our five-year research strategy.   We encourage our whole community – colleagues from all job families as well as researchers and staff who support research – to join us and help shape …

Vice-Chancellor: help shape our vision for research  

All staff invited to join consultation on new research strategy    Vice-Chancellor Professor Shearer West is asking all staff across our campuses in the UK, China, and Malaysia to help shape our vision for the future of research at the University of Nottingham.   We are renewing our research strategy and your contribution to this university-wide consultation is invaluable.    Professor  West said: “Research is integral to everything we do as a university. Our …

Care homes trial offers hope

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner In a troubling week for the UK in its fight against the pandemic, it is heartening that a University of Nottingham-led national study offers hope of reducing the impact of coronavirus in care homes. Professor Philip Bath and Professor Adam Gordon from the School of Medicine are leading a …

Looking ahead after a difficult year and support for postgraduate research students

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner Research remains classified as an essential activity under the Tier 3 restrictions that came into force on Wednesday for Nottinghamshire. The steps we took in summer to make our buildings Covid-secure continue to protect our community and give us confidence in the safety of our on-campus research and teaching. …

Town halls and shaping our vision for research after COVID-19

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner Around 1,500 colleagues have so far participated in virtual town halls for researchers and I am delighted that these online forums are proving a success. The last town hall for the wider research community in the current series took place on Friday 17 July, when we asked attendees to …

Research Strategy update – an invitation to join colleagues at faculty-based briefings

A series of Research Strategy briefings are being held across the University’s campuses to update researchers and all those dedicated to supporting the delivery of our world-class discoveries.   The briefings are being hosted at faculty level, underlining that communicating and engaging with all our researchers is central to our Research Strategy.   Each briefing will be hosted by the faculty’s Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange and were taking place on the …