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Date
06.09.22 - 07.09.22
Frenchay Campus, University of the West of England

The HUCBMS conference will return to an in person event in 2022 following the restrictions of the last two years


The conference is relevant to all delegates with an interest in policy and practice developments in higher education and research. Established in 1993, the mission of  Heads of University Centres of Biomedical Sciences (HUCBMS) is to promote the development and enhancement of biomedical sciences teaching and research.


Programme


Tuesday 6th September (pm) 
Registration and refreshments from 12.30
Session 1  
(Chairs: Professor Gerry McKenna and Dr Simon Fox)
13.55 - Professor Yvonne Barnett, President of HUCBMS - Welcome
14.00 - Prof Graeme Reid, Chair of Science and Research Policy, UCL
‘Peering through the fog'
14.40 - Nick Hillman, Director of the Higher Education Policy Institute, Oxford
‘Future challenges and opportunities for UK HE'
15.20 Coffee Break
(Chairs: Professor Valerie Randall and Dr Esther Bell)
15.50 - Dr Kim Hackett, REF Manager, UKRI
‘Reflections on REF 2021 and considerations for future research assessment'
16.30 - Prof Paul Crawshaw, Dean of Social Sciences, Humanities and Law,
Teeside University
‘New Recipe, Same Ingredients? For levelling up, proof will be in the pudding'
17.20 HUCBMS AGM
19.00 Social event  

Wednesday 7th September (am)
Session 2  
(Chairs: Dr Lynne Lawrance and Dr Ashok Patel)
09.00 - Dr Antony Hill, Associate Dean for Quality, Learning & Teaching, Faculty of
Health and Applied Sciences, UWE, Bristol
‘How UWE has responded to the challenges posed by a changing HE
landscape'
09.40 - Dr Ale Palermo, Head of Global Inclusion, Royal Society of Chemistry
‘Policies and initiatives by the RSC to promote inclusion and diversity
nationally and globally'
10.20 Coffee Break
(Chairs: Dr Jonathan Fletcher and Dr Linda Walsh)
10.50 - Dr Conor Meehan, Senior Lecturer in Microbiology, Nottingham Trent
University
‘Global trends in infectious diseases - what the data shows'
11.30 - Dr Sue Jones, Executive Head of Education, Institute of Biomedical Science
‘IBMS Education Priorities'
12.10 Lunch

Wednesday 7th September (pm)
Session 3  
(Chairs: Dr Claire Pike and Dr Lowri Mainwaring)
13.30 - Series of short presentations from HUCBMS members on innovations
in teaching and learning, research and knowledge exchange within their
schools/departments
14.50 Coffee Break
15.20 - Series of short presentations from HUCBMS members on innovations
in teaching and learning, research and knowledge exchange within their
schools/departments (continued).
16.20 - Professor Victor Gault, President-elect of HUCBMS   
‘Concluding Remarks'
19.00 Conference Dinner

Further information and booking

Full details can be found on the conference event page.