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Kingston Professors Appointed to REF Panels

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Three Kingston University academics have been picked from more than 4,000 nominations to be part of subject panels for the next Government Research Excellence Framework (REF) in three years' time.

Professors Peter Osborne, Jane Pavitt and Mary Chambers will offer their knowledge and experience in the run-up to REF 2021 within separate panels reflecting their individual areas of expertise.

The Research Excellence Framework is a major exercise undertaken by the four higher education funding bodies in the United Kingdom. The results drive the allocation of public funding for research and being chosen to sit on a panel provides recognition of an academic's professional standing.

Commenting on the appointment, Kingston University's Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research, Business and Innovation Anne Boddington, said: "They show the growing reputation of research at Kingston University."

"The experience our academics acquire from being part of the REF process is invaluable. Their close involvement will help to give the University vital insight in to the REF, enabling them to offer strategic advice on the priorities and processes of the next exercise."