Sunday, 5 July 2020

Fwd: CFP HEIR Online Conference: Strengthening Higher Education Futures

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Higher Education Institutional Research (HEIR) Network conference will take place online on 10 and 11 September, 2020, hosted by the University of Brighton - Call for Papers open until July 12th 

The conference will comprise of four strands highlighting the ways in which institutional research, evaluation and data increasingly plays a pivotal role in supporting institutional effectiveness to strengthen HE futures.

·       Enhancing learning lives
·       Enriching data stories
·       Influencing policy
·       Learning from crises

There will also be a range of relevant breakout sessions throughout the event, delivered by inspiring HE professionals and academics, further details avaiable here


The event will hear from four influential keynote speakers, all experts in their field, ready to share their knowledge and insights on the current issues facing the sector and how we can effectively respond.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Sir Chris Husbands

Professor Sir Chris Husbands, Vice-Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University, is also Chair of the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF), Chair of the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) Board, Yorkshire Universities Board, and the Doncaster Opportunity Area Partnership Board.

Sir Chris is also on the board of Universities UK (UUK).   

Eliza Kozman

Eliza Kozman is Deputy Director (Research) at the Centre for Transforming Access and Student Outcomes (TASO), an affiliate What Works centre set up to tackle inequality in higher education.

Formerly, she worked for the Behavioural Insights Team where she designed and implemented a range of research projects with a focus on reducing inequality in education.

David Kernohan

David Kernohan is an Associate Editor of Wonkhe and has responsibility for the development and delivery of a variety of editorial content. His key areas of wonkishness include teaching quality enhancement policy, funding policy, sector agency politics and history, research policy, and the use of technology and data in Higher Education.

David has written for Wonkhe since its foundation, and also maintains a personal blog.

Nona McDuff, OBE

Nona McDuff, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Students and Teaching at Solent University, was awarded an OBE for her services to diversity in higher education and is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

As chair of the Higher Education Race Action Group (HERAG), Nona was invited to address the All Party Parliamentary Group on Higher Education on diversity in academia where she challenged the ministers to take active steps to promote social justice through education. 

Please contact HEIR conference admin at with any questions or for information about sponsorship opportunities.

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