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Below you will find details of forthcoming Professorial Lectures, Distinguished Visitor Programme events, school seminar series, and other events of interest to the wider research population. If you would like to find out more about an event or wish to register to attend, please click on the event title in the calendar. This will also give you the booking instructions. We strive to ensure our events are inclusive for all. Please let us know at point of booking, if you have any requirements, eg access, mobility, interpreters, hearing, dietary etc, so that we can try to put provision in place. You can also follow @UCLanResearch on twitter for the latest updates.
For a full list of UCLan events, please see the main UCLan What’s On Calendar
The University holds Professorial Lectures throughout the year. Details of forthcoming events will be listed below when details are announced.
Professor Alistair Roy will give his inaugural professorial lecture on 22 January 2020 at 4pm. The lecture is entitled ‘Recovery Stories in Art and Social Research’. In this lecture Alistair will explore recovery orientation in drug policy in England, setting it in the context of a longer history of policy. He will also explore the idea that recovery is a ‘policy story-line’ which privileges particular ideas about solutions to drug problems and will argue that this policy move has created new troubles for some of those who use drugs (Needham, 2011). Book your place here or contact Trudi Emmens, Tel No: 01772 893486, Email: [email protected].
Distinguished Collaborator Programme
Our research environment was enhanced during 2019 by a large number of visiting Professors and esteemed academics from across the world who were invited to take part and experience events in their area of research expertise and to deliver lectures as part of our Distinguished Collaborator Programme. Find out more details of these visitors and their lectures here.
REF2021 Panel Chair Visits
UCLan was delighted to host two visits from Professors Jane Millar and David Price, Chairs of REF2021 Main Panels C and B, respectively. REF Main Panel Chairs are prestigious positions, with the Main Panel Chairs overseeing the REF assessment to ensure that the assessment criteria and standards are consistently applied across the UoAs in their Panel and between Panels. Following an introduction by UCLan’s Professor StJohn Crean (PVC with oversight for research), the Panel Chairs each gave a presentation to UCLan staff and gu??ests from across 12 North West and University Alliance universities, talking about REF2021 in the context of their Main Panel disciplines. Their experience and knowledge of research in their areas and its place in REF2021 provided invaluable insights for all academics and senior managers as we all gear up for the next major assessment of Research in the UK.
Professor Millar is Chair of Main Panel C, which broadly covers the Social Sciences, from architecture to law, and from social work to sport, leisure and tourism. Jane is Professor of Social Policy in the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Bath where her research interests include social security policy, family policy and the policy implications of family change. She has held and holds many important and influential roles in the Social Sciences and was awarded an OBE in 2001 for 'services to social policy research and teaching'. Jane was a member of Sub-Panel 22: Social Work and Social Policy in REF2014 and the Research Assessment Exercise 2008.
Professor Price is Chair of Main Panel B, which covers the whole of the Physical Sciences from pure maths to all aspects of engineering. He has worked at University College London since 1983 where he is Vice-Provost (Research) and Professor of Mineral Physics. David was one of the first to establish the now major interdisciplinary field of computational mineral physics and holds an impressive list of academic accolades in recognition of his achievements. David chaired Sub-panel 7: Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences in REF 2014 and following the launch of The Metric Tide Report was the first chair of the Forum for Responsible Metrics.