Reporter 407, 6 October 1997

HEFCE in house

A top research strategist from the Higher Education Funding Council for England has joined the University to undertake projects with departments and gain experience of research strategy in the higher education sector. Alice Frost, who is on a two year secondment, hopes that her time here will provide a better understanding of the relationship between universities and HEFCE and provide a model for best practice with other universities. “Leeds is such a large university with a wide range of subjects that it should give me a good introduction to how research strategy works in HE,” she said.

Alice will undertake a number of projects for the University, including helping researchers with an interest in sensors champion their cause among external funders and industry. She will be supporting the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Deans for Research and is keen to visit departments and centres to meet academic and research staff.

Alice has had a varied career in national policy on research and higher education. She has previously worked in and with funding councils, research councils and research charities, and was Head of Research Policy at HEFCE. She can be contacted by email at

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