Professor Kimberly Hutchings appointed as chair of a Research Excellence Framework panel

The four UK funding bodies have appointed Professor Kimberly Hutchings from Queen Mary’s School of Politics and International Relations as chair of Sub-panel 19: Politics and International Studies for the forthcoming Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021).

During the upcoming REF 2021 assessment phase, the sub-panel chair role is central in ensuring consistent assessment standards within their sub-panel. The chair will also play a key role in engaging with the UK higher education sector on the REF. This appointment follows the departure of previous chair, Vivien Lowndes for personal reasons.

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