HRD and Research Impact

Learning from REF 2014 and looking ahead to REF 2021


19 October 2018 

Times: TBC

Venue: Wolverhampton Business School, Room TBC


This workshop focuses on the Impact of HRD research. It provides an opportunity to learn from research into impact case studies from REF 2014; to discuss how work with professional bodies and through professional education can create impact and to identify key issues for HRD Research Impact in REF 2021.

Speakers include:

Jim Stewart is Professor of HRD at Liverpool Business School and has held similar positions at Nottingham, Leeds and Coventry Business Schools. He is former Chair, Executive Secretary and currently President of UFHRD. Jim also holds a number of appointed positions with CIPD including Chief Examiner for L&D and Joint Chair of their Research Ethics Panel. Jim was co-lead and author for the Leeds Business School RAE submission in 2008 and the Coventry Business School REF 2014 submission.
Catharine Ross is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management at Worcester Business School, University of Worcester. She has a background in employee relations and a particular interest in managing diversity, business ethics, careers, and management development.
Lynn Nichol is Head of Management and Finance, a Principal Lecturer in HR and course leader for the Doctorate in Business Administration at Worcester Business School.  Her current research interests include developing student employability, work based learning and pedagogy in doctoral education.


Carole Elliott is Professor of Human Resource Development at University of Roehampton. She was the editor-in-chief of Human Resource Development International from 2015-2018, and sits on a number of editorial boards. Her research interests include Critical HRD; gender and leadership learning, and qualitative methodologies.
Diane Keeble-Ramsay is the lead editor for the forthcoming book: Positive Ageing and HRD, having held Director posts in the Silver Economy and Positive Ageing Research institute at Anglia Ruskin University.  She is a Principal Fellow of HEA, a Chartered Member of the CIPD and a Member of the British Psychological Society.



This event is organized and sponsored by the UFHRD Research Activities Committee and is free to attend

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