Knowledge Exchange and Impact Sub-Committee (KEISC)

Meeting dates

Date Time
21 November 2017 3.30–5.30pm
26 February 2018 10am–noon
21 May 2018 2–4pm


KEISC SharePoint site (members only)

Contact: Helen Carstairs (Secretary)


The Sub-Committee will provide expert advice and make recommendations to Research & Innovation Committee on the following, both in response to direct referrals and arising from its own review:

  • strategy for the development of partnerships with key external organisations
  • support for the development of systems to identify and record impact for knowledge exchange (KE) work in the University, and for reporting to government and other sponsors
  • recognition for the wider application of KE, and ways to enable development in areas such as teaching and learning, local, regional and national engagement, including public, commercial and industrial engagement
  • Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) Institutional Strategy and oversight of funded areas
  • the research funders’ Concordat for Engaging the Public with Research, including its aims, what is expected of universities, the external support available to strengthen public engagement across the research and HE sector and how the University’s staff and students ‘can connect and share their work with the public’

In addition to the strategic tasks listed above the Sub-Committee will:

  • review bids for HEIF funding, or future related initiatives, for recommendation to the Research & Innovation Committee
  • maintain an oversight of HEIF funded activities, in the wider context of KE activities across the University
  • receive and consider annual reports from each HEIF funded area which detail progress against objectives, and spend to date
  • identify potential high-quality KE activity which might benefit in future from HEIF funding
  • consider the development of relevant support for interdisciplinary activities
  • consider the development of relevant training support for graduate students
  • consider the possibilities for academic development schemes, including mentoring, related to KE activity

Members and attending officers

Name Position

Professor Ian Walmsley

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) who shall chair the committee

Professor Mark Pollard

Two representatives appointed by the Social Sciences Division


As above

Professor Dan Grimley

Two representatives appointed by the Humanities Division


As above

Professor Peter Grindrod

Two representatives appointed by the MPLS Division

Professor Alison Noble

As above

Professor Chas Bountra

Two representatives appointed by the Medical Sciences Division

Professor Matthew Wood

As above

Professor Jonathan Michie

One representative appointed by the OUDCE

Professor Paul Smith

One representative appointed by GLAM

Dr Richard Liwicki

Acting Director of Research Services

Dr Phil Clare

Associate Director, Research Services

Dr Matt Perkins

One representative from Oxford University Innovation

Mr Jonathan Black

Director of the Careers Service


Facility to co-opt up to two persons for a year in the first instance, but renewable.

Attending officers

  • Dr Stuart Wilkinson, Head of Knowledge Exchange and Impact Team
  • Jonathan Ray, Public Affairs Directorate
  • One officer per academic division (where not attending as a co-opted member)

Secretary: Caroline Bucklow & Helen Carstairs

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