Following a successful round of recruitment, appointments have been made to the University Board for Research and Innovation (UBRI) and the University Committee for Impact, Research Partnerships, and Engagement (UCRIPE). Mona Ashok (Business Informatics Systems & Accounting) has been appointed to the UBRI Early Career Researcher role, and Len Shaffrey (National Centre for Atmospheric Science) to the UCRIPE role. Both are three year appointments.

Response to the call for expressions of interest for both slots was very strong. Given this level of interest, applicants have been asked if they would be happy to have their names forwarded to the relevant Research Dean for consideration of involving them in appropriate theme initiatives, to develop their research leadership engagement.