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Opportunities and Threats for Science in the Current Political Context

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Date
Time
13:45 to 15:15
Location
Belfast campus

BA-02-001
Contact details
sm.wallace@ulster.ac.uk

Opportunities and Threats for Science in the Current Political Context, led Professor Graeme Reid, Chair of Science and Research Policy at University College London & Research England Council Member.

The event will take place from 1.45-3-15pm on Tuesday 29 May in Room BA-02-001 at the Ulster University, Belfast campus and will be led by Professor Graeme Reid, Chair of Science and Research Policy at University College London & Research England Council Member.

Professor Graeme Reid has spent much of his career at the interface between science and government. He is Chair of Science and Research Policy at University College London.  He was specialist advisor to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee for its work on science and the EU before and after the 2016 referendum on UK membership of the EU.

Professor Reid is also Chairman of the Campaign for Science and Engineering, a Trustee of the Association of Medical Research Charities and Strategic Advisor to the National Centre for Universities and Business. Until March 2014, he was Head of Research Funding in the Department of Business Innovation and Skills, where he had oversight of around £5 billion per annum of research spending through Research Councils and the Higher Education Funding Council for England. He coordinated the bid for the science budget in the coalition Government’s 2010 spending review. Most recently, he has been appointed to the newly-established Council of Research England within UK Research & Innovation (UKRI).

Professor Reid’s talk will focus on the constraints and opportunities arising from the current political context, including the recently launched UK Industrial Strategy, Brexit, Devolution, the creation of UKRI and the UK target to raise R&D investment to 2.4% of GDP.

If you would like to attend, please register with Seanagh Wallace at sm.wallace@ulster.ac.uk.