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Senior Tutor for Research Forum


To propose recommendations to Graduate School Committee and Educational Quality Committee on the development and application of institutional policy and procedure for research degree provision to assure quality and standards of research degree programmes awarded in the name of the University.

To further propose recommendations to Graduate School Committee and Educational Quality Committee on the enhancement of research degree provision across the University in support of student experience.

Terms of Reference

a) To contribute to the ongoing review of policies and procedures in support of research students at the University to ensure that they are effective and efficient;
b) To consider ways of improving the annual monitoring and reporting of research degree programmes at both School and University level;
c) To contribute to the clarification of information provided to research students (including the Guide for Research Students) and to academic and administrative staff involved in supporting research degree provision;
d) To agree induction arrangements for research students, at both School and University level;
e) To make recommendations on how to enhance the research environment across Schools to promote parity of experience and to build a stronger sense of a research community;
f) To consider the development and enhancement of training provision for research students;
g) To consider the development and enhancement of training provision and support arrangements for supervisors;
h) To consider ways of reviewing and monitoring supervisory loads across all Schools;
i) To consider ways of developing feedback mechanisms for research students;
j) To review the appropriateness of careers support for research students and the management of research student alumni;
k) To identify areas of good practice in the support and development of the research student experience that could be adopted across the University.


Equality and Diversity statement

City, University of London is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all its activities, processes, and culture, under its Public Sector Equality Duties and the Equality Act 2010.  This includes promoting equality and diversity for all, irrespective of any protected characteristic, working pattern, family circumstance, socio-economic background, political belief or other irrelevant distinction.

Diverse membership of all committees is expected.  Wherever possible membership will consist of at least 30% women and 30% men and representation of other protected groups will be actively considered. Where this has not been met committees should be able to demonstrate what action has been taken to achieve this target.

Job Title

Chair of Senior Tutors for Research Forum

Rotates among membership

Senior Tutors for Research

Arts and Social Sciences (English)Dr Minna Vuohelainen
Arts and Social Sciences (Economics)Dr Weining Wang
Arts and Social Sciences (Food Policy) 
Arts and Social Sciences (International Politics)Dr Thomas Davies
Arts and Social Sciences (Journalism)Dr Zahera Harb
Arts and Social Sciences (Music)Professor Stephen Cottrell
Arts and Social Sciences (Psychology (Counselling))Dr Julianna Challenor
Arts and Social Sciences (Psychology)Dr Carla Willig
Arts and Social Sciences (Psychology)Professor Dermot Bowler
Arts and Social Sciences (Sociology)Dr Simon Susen
Cass (Management)Professor Elena Novelli
Cass (Finance)Professor Giovanni Cespa
Cass (Actuarial Science)Dr Andreas Tsanakas
Cass (Executive PhD)Professor Bobby Banerjee
Health Sciences (Applied Vision Research)Simon Grant
Health Sciences (Health Services Research)Mark Haddad
Shashi Hirani
Health Sciences (Maternal and Child Health Research)Mandie Scammell
Katherine Curtis-Tyler
Health Sciences (Mental Health Research)Mark Haddad
Health Sciences (Language and Communication Science)Jane Marshall
Shula Chiat
LawProfessor Panos Koutrakos
Learning Enhancement and DevelopmentProfessor Pam Parker
MCSE (Civil Engineering)Dr Feng Fu
MCSE (Computer Science) 
MCSE (Electrical Engineering)Dr Weiping Wu
MCSE (Mechanical Engineering)Dr You-You Yan
MCSE (Health Informatics) 
MCSE (Library and Information Science)Professor David Bawden
MCSE (HCID)Dr Alex Taylor
MCSE (giCentre and CSR)Dr Aidan Slingsby
MCSE (Mathematics)Professor Yang-Hui He
Associate Deans (Research Students) or Associate Deans (Research)

Arts and Social Sciences

Professor Stephen Cottrell, Associate Dean (Research Students)


Professor Paula Jarzabkowski, Associate Dean (Research and Enterprise)

Health Sciences

Professor Gary Morgan, Associate Dean (Research Students)


Professor Panos Koutrakos, Associate Dean (Research)


Professor Panicos Kyriacou, Associate Dean (Research and Enterprise)

Research staff from validated institutions - by invitation only if appropriate

Guildhall School of Music & Drama (DMA programme)

Dr Alex Mermikides

Guidhall School of Music & Drama (DMus programme)

Dr Alex Mermikides

Trinity Laban

Professor Jonathan Clarke

Student and Academic Services representative

Richard Alderman

Learning Enhancement and Development representative

Dr Jessica Hancock


Becky Tasker

Reports to:

Graduate School Committee

Educational Quality Committee

Updates provided to:

Vice-President (Research and Enterprise)

If you would like to see records of research forum meetings, please visit our archived pages.