Chairman: Professor Ray Sharples
Secretary: Miss P A Carse
The Committee exists to foster and promote research within the Department, and to be
responsible for the Department’s research strategy. The Committee will normally meet once a term, and report regularly to the Senior Management Committee and the Board of Studies. The Committe's terms of reference are: to advise the Department’s Senior Management Committee on all issues related to research within the Department; to formulate and maintain a research strategy for the Department, and to produce each year a Research Strategy document; to identify sources of research funding, and to facilitate the efforts of members of staff in obtaining such funding; to promote initiatives to raise the Department’s research profile within the University, in the region, and nationally and internationally.