Top Ten: Dilemmas with REF

Here's a summary of one of my previous blog posts on why often the REF is bad for Academia It puts too much focus on applied research, meaning conceptual and theoretical work gets devalued. It puts barriers in the way for early career researchers trying to gain permanent employment. Academics are just expected to write … Continue reading Top Ten: Dilemmas with REF


Why the REF is bad for academia

This post has been inspired by a dear colleague of mine, who I respect immensely. She recently lost out on a lectureship (she needed to move due to personal reasons) based purely on her lack of 'referable' publications, not her lack of potential, or lack of publication plans. I could really empathise with her because … Continue reading Why the REF is bad for academia