Regent's University London has published its second Annual Research Report, representing the continued achievements of our staff in what has been a momentous year for the University.
The academic year of 2012-13 has seen further developments in research organisation at Regent’s. We have introduced a new role of Research Leader in each Faculty: Professor Jonathan Liu for the Faculty of Business & Management and Dr Tom Villis for the Faculty of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences. They are taking the lead on research strategies, working closely with the Research Administrator.
We have applied to become an Affiliated Research Centre of the Open University, which would enable us to offer PhDs in five broad areas, rather than solely in psychotherapy, as is currently the case. Affiliated Research Centre status would also open up many opportunities for international collaborations with other Open University partners.
Furthermore, for the first time, we will be introducing bursaries for promising PhD students from January 2014.
We believe strongly that a real university requires a commitment to research and we intend to continue building our activities over the next few years so that we can achieve our aspiration of our research-degree awarding powers by 2020.