Faculty Research Programmes Committee

Faculty Research Programmes Committee (FRPC)

Faculty of Creative Industries FRPC

Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science FRPC

Faculty of Life Sciences and Education FRPC

Faculty of Business and Society FRPC

Faculty Research Programmes Committee (FRPC)

Composition

Chairperson: A senior member of staff to whom the Dean has delegated substantial responsibility for research programmes.
Up to ten members of staff who are active researchers, at least half of whom shall have experience of successful PhD supervision, nominated by the Chairperson after consultation with the Dean of Faculty;
Faculty Ethics Champion;
Between two and four external members, nominated by the Chairperson;
Secretary: Graduate Research Administrator
All members must be approved by the Chairperson of Quality Assurance Committee.

Terms of reference

• To receive notification of registered students for research degrees in the faculty and approval of ethical issues, and to transfer students from MPhil/PhD to PhD.
• To monitor the progress of research degree students in the faculty.
• To ensure that appropriate ethical approval is secured for each research degree.
• To undertake any other task delegated to it by Research Programmes Sub-Group / Faculty Board
• To report to Research Programmes Sub-Group

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Faculty of Creative Industries FRPC

Membership

Chairperson: Prof. Richard Hand (until Sept 2015)
Up to ten members of staff who are active researchers, at least half of whom shall have experience of successful PhD supervision, nominated by the Chairperson after consultation with the Dean of Faculty:
Dr Marta Minier (until August 2016)
Dr Andy Smith (until August 2016)
Dr Caitriona NoonanDr Rea Dennis (until October 2017)
Dr Deirdre Russell (until September 2015)
Dr Geraint D’Arcy (until August 2016)
Internal Member TBC (until October 2017)
Faculty Ethics Champion: Steve Higgins
Between two and four external members, nominated by the Chairperson:
Prof Paul Roach, Faculty of Computing, Engineering & Science (until January 2016)
External Member TBC, RWCMD
Secretary/Clerk: Vaida Andrijauskaite

Meetings in 2014/15

The FCI Research and Programmes Committee will meet on Tuesdays at 10.00 am on the following dates:

16 September 2014 (Atrium, A419)
11 November 2014 ((TBC)
20 January 2015 (TBC)
24 March 2015 (TBC)
7 July 2015 (TBC)

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Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science FRPC

Terms of Reference

•To consider the approval of research degree applications submitted to the faculty
•To note the registrations of students for research programmes in the faculty and to transfer students from MPhil to PhD.
•To monitor the progress of research students in the faculty.
•To ensure that appropriate ethical approval is secured for each research programme unless the faculty has an ethics committee.
•To undertake any other task delegated to it by the Research Programmes Committee.
•To report to the Research Programmes Committee.

Membership

Chairperson: Prof Steve Wilcox (permanent)

Up to ten members of staff who are active researchers, at least half of whom shall have experience of successful PhD supervision, nominated by the Chairperson after consultation with the Dean of Faculty:

Prof Andrew Ware (Deputy) (Aug 2016)
Prof Paul Roach (Aug 2016)
Prof Guoping Liu (Aug 2016)
Prof Doug Tudhope (Aug 2016)
Dr Stephanie Perkins (Aug 2016)
Prof Richard Dinsdale (Aug 2016)
Prof Denis Murphy (Aug 2016)
Prof Khalid Al-Begain (Aug 2016)
Prof John Kinuthia (Aug 2016)
Mr Stephen Gardner (Aug 2016)
Dr Ifiok Otung (Aug 2016)
Dr Chris Tubb (Aug 2016)

Dr Paul Messenger, Faculty Ethics Champion

Between two and four external members, nominated by the Chairperson:

Prof Hamish Fyfe (CCI) (Aug 2015)
Prof Katy Holloway (FBS) (Aug 2016)

Secretary: Ms Llinos Spargo
Representing UWN: Ms Vaida Andrijauskaite

Meetings in 2014/15

The Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science FRPC will meet on Tuesdays at 2.00 pm, unless stated below, on the following dates:

17th September 2014 (Wednesday at 2.00pm) – B016
11th November 2014 – A30
13th January 2015 – A30
3rd March 2015 – TC104
19th May 2015 – TC104
7th July 2015 – TC104

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Faculty of Life Sciences and Education FRPC

Terms of Reference

•To consider the approval of research degree applications submitted to the faculty
•To note the registrations of students for research programmes in the faculty and to transfer students from MPhil to PhD.
•To monitor the progress of research students in the faculty.
•To ensure that appropriate ethical approval is secured for each research programme unless the faculty has an ethics committee.
•To undertake any other task delegated to it by the Research Programmes Sub Group.
•To report to the Research Programmes Sub Group.

Membership

Chairperson: Professor Maggie Kirk, Faculty of Life Sciences and Education (Until 31 August 2015)

Up to ten members of staff who are active researchers, at least half of whom shall have experience of successful PhD supervision, nominated by the Chairperson after consultation with the Dean of Faculty:

Deputy Chair : Dr Gina Dolan (permanent)
Dr Robert Jenkins (until August 2015)
Dr Mark Williams (until August 2016)
Dr Catherine Jones (until August 2016)
Prof Ian Stuart-Hamilton (until August 2016)
Dr Phillip Morgan (until August 2016)
Dr Gareth Parsons (until August 2016)
Dr Catherine Purcell (until August 2016)

Faculty Ethics Champion: Prof Pete McCarthy

Between two and four external members, nominated by the Chairperson:

Prof Gideon Calder (FBS) (until August 2016)
Dr Ian Skilling (CES) (until August 2016)

Secretary: Ms Llinos Spargo
Representing UWN: Ms Vaida Andrijauskaite

Dates of Meetings in 2014/15

The Faculty of Life Sciences and Education FRPC will meet on Wednesdays at 2.00 pm on the following dates (except where specified):

24th September 2014 (at 10am) – AB115
13th November 2014 (Thursday) – AB105 (formerly GT7117)
14th January 2015 – AB103 (formerly GT7122)
11th March 2015 – AB106 (formerly GT7120)
13th May 2015 – AB144 (formerly GT583)

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Faculty of Business and Society FRPC

Composition

Chairperson: A senior member of staff to whom the Dean has delegated substantial responsibility for research programmes.
Up to ten members of staff who are active researchers, at least half of whom shall have experience of successful PhD supervision, nominated by the Chairperson after consultation with the Dean of Faculty;
Faculty Ethics Champion;
Between two and four external members, nominated by the Chairperson;
Secretary: Graduate Research Administrator
All members must be approved by the Chairperson of Research Programmes Sub Committee.

Terms of reference

Consider the recommendation of the interview panel and to ratify (or otherwise) the recommendation of the interview panel

1.To approve student registrations
2.To transfer students from MPhil/PhD to PhD.
3.To monitor the progress of research degree students in the faculty.
4.To ensure that appropriate ethical approval is secured for each research degree.
5.To determine whether the proposed supervisors are able to take on that role, with reference to supervisory experience, training received and supervision workloads
6.To recommend, if necessary, alternative supervision arrangements
7.To undertake any other task delegated to it by the Research Programmes Sub Committee.
8.To report to the Research Programmes Sub Committee

Membership

Chairperson: A senior member of staff to whom the Dean has delegated substantial responsibility for research programmes.

Chairperson: Dr Andrew Thompson (Sept 2011 – Aug 2015)

Up to ten members of staff who are active researchers, at least half of whom shall have experience of successful PhD supervision, nominated by the Chairperson after consultation with the Dean of Faculty:

TBC (BS)
Dr Christopher Miller (BS) (Oct 2013 – Sept 2016)
Dr Gareth White (BS) (Oct 2013 – Sept 2016)
Dr Norry LaPorte (HaSS) (Sept 2012 – Aug 2015)
Dr Ricky Li (LAF) (Oct 2013 – Sept 2016)
Dr Lyndon Murphy, (BS) (Oct 2013 – Sept 2016)
Prof. Fiona Brookman (HaSS) (Sept 2014 – Aug 2017)
Dr Jo Brayford, (HaSS) (Sept 2014 – Aug 2017)
Dr Ruth Gaffney-Rhys, (LAF) (Sept 2014 – Aug 2017)
Prof. Philip Gross, MPhil in Writing Co-ordinator (ex-officio)
Dr Eoin Plant, DBA Co-ordinator (ex-officio)
TBC (ex-officio)
Prof. Hefin Rowlands, Vice Chair & BS PG Co-ordinator (ex-officio)
Ms. Helen Power (LAF), FBS PG Co-ordinator (ex-officio)

Faculty Ethics Champion: Prof Howard Williamson (ex-officio)

Between two and four external members, nominated by the Chairperson:
Dr Stephanie Perkins (CES) (Oct 2012 – Sept 2015)
Dr Gina Dolan, (LSE) (Oct 2012 – Sept 2015)

Secretary:Alison Crudgington – Research Administrator, Graduate Research Office

Meetings 2014/2015

The FBS FRPC will meet on Wednesdays at 11.00 am on the following dates:

24 September 2014
12 November 2014
25 February 2015
17 June 2015

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