Usher Institute

Usher staff on REF panels

Appointments have now been made to the expert panels that will assess submissions to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

We are delighted that three members of the Usher Institute will serve on Panels of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 assessment.

Over 400 new members, assessors and specialist advisers have been appointed to the REF sub-panels, following a nomination process earlier this year. Details of the assessment-phase panel membership has been published on the REF website.

The new panellists include leading researchers from across a range of universities in the UK and beyond, and experts in the use and benefits of research who will play a key role in assessing the wider impact of research.

The 34 expert sub-panels will carry out the detailed assessment of submissions between May 2021 and February 2022, working under the guidance of four main panels.

Details from the REF announcement, 4 Dec 2020
Aziz Sheikh, Linda Bauld, Harry Campbell - REF 2021 Panel A

Professor Aziz Sheikh

Professor Aziz Sheikh will sit on Panel A - Sub-panel 1: Clinical Medicine.  This Sub-panel will be chaired by Professor Moira Whyte, Head of the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, at The University of Edinburgh.

Professor Linda Bauld and Professor Harry Campbell

Professors Linda Bauld and Harry Campbell will sit on Panel A - Sub-panel 2: Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care.  This Sub-panel will be chaired by Proessor Paul Elliott From Imperial College London.


The full membership lists for the panels are available on the Research Excellence Framework (REF) website

Full Panel membership list on REF website