Thirteen Council nominees appointed to REF 2021 Sub-panel 3

28 March 2018

HEFCE announced on 23 March 2018 the first set of appointments to the sub-panels for the REF 2021 exercise.

The Council of Deans of Health is delighted that 13 of our nominees were successful. For the criteria setting phase, the following Council nominees were appointed to Sub-panel 3: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy:

Professor Karen Bryan, University of Greenwich Professor
Dame Jessica Corner, University of Nottingham
Professor Priscilla Harris, Brunel University London
Professor Christopher Nester, University of Salford
Dr Julie Woodley, University of the West of England

For the assessment phase, the following Council nominees were appointed to Sub-panel 3:

Professor Joanna Adams, University of Southampton
Professor Mary Chambers, Kingston University and St George’s
Professor Charlotte Clarke, The University of Edinburgh
Professor Julie Jomeen, University of Hull
Professor Dame Jill Macleod Clark, University of Southampton
Dr Karen Roberts, Macmillan Cancer Support
Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone, Bangor University
Professor Julie Taylor, University of Birmingham

We hope that the research that will be submitted by researchers in nursing, midwifery and allied health disciplines will again demonstrate its great benefit to improving patient care and service organisation in the UK and beyond following the positive results for REF 2014.

 Notes to editors:

  1. The Council of Deans of Health is the voice of the deans and heads of UK university faculties for nursing, midwifery and the allied health professions. For further information:
  2. List of critical phase panel membership for REF 2021:,2021/downloads/Criteria%20phase%20panel%20membership%20-%20updated%2023.03.18.pdf
  3. List of assessment phase panel membership for REF 2021:,2021/downloads/Assessment%20phase%20panel%20membership%20-%20updated%2023.03.18.pdf
  4. For more information on this press release, please contact Jon Eames, 07496 693 806.

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