Professor Gerard P Hodgkinson to attend Annual Research Conference to discuss the delivery of impactful research in the wake of Brexit


 Professor Gerard P Hodgkinson is to attend the Chartered Association of Business Schools Annual Research Conference as a guest speaker which takes place on the 29th March 2017 at Birmingham Business School.

The conference brings together business schools, interdisciplinary collaborators, funders and the commercial sector for in-depth discussion about how business schools can deliver real-world impact in the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, in particular what it means for collaborations with European partners; the implications of the impending Higher Education and Research Bill and the ramifications of Lord Stern’s review of the REF.

Joining Professor Hodgkinson on the panel will be Deans and Directors of business schools from across the UK including Professor Alistair Bruce, Dean, from the Nottingham University Business School, Donna Whitehead Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean, Faculty of Business and Law from the University of the West of England, among others, to discuss key challenges, issues and opportunities facing the industry.

These include in-depth discussion on subjects such as

  • The outlook for UK research policy and funding in the year ahead
  • Opportunities for collaboration with other disciplines, government and business
  • How to translate knowledge into useful commercial applications
  • The ways of maximising the effectiveness of research teams

Professor Hodgkinson will join the afternoon panel debate which discusses ‘REF 2020: look ahead and next steps’ to discuss the implications for business schools of the Stern Review and offer opinion on the impact of Brexit on UK- European research collaborations and how business schools, including Alliance Manchester Business School, can maximise their partnerships with UK businesses to develop impact-led research.

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