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20 Dec 2016

CALIBRE academic leads appointed

Almost all the academic leads for the programmes that comprise the new CALIBRE research framework have now been appointed.

The CALIBRE (Collective Ambition at Loughborough for Building Research Excellence) framework is an inclusive, comprehensive and forward-looking articulation of the research component of the University’s Building Excellence strategy. It sits within the context of the University strategy and sets out the programmes through which we will reach our collective ambition to deliver impactful world-class research across all disciplines.

The academic leads for the CALIBRE programmes are as follows:

The Institute of Advanced Studies: Professor David Deacon (from Social, Political and Geographical Sciences)

Beacon programme

  • Communication and Culture: Professor John Downey (from Social, Political and Geographical Sciences)
  • Transport Technologies: Professor Martin Passmore (from Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering)
  • Built Environment: Professor Kevin Lomas (from Civil and Building Engineering)
  • Sport and Exercise: Dr Chris Harwood (from Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences). Chris will take up the role from 1st May 2017.
  • High Value Manufacture: to be confirmed

Ambition programme

Each element of this programme will be led by the relevant Associate Dean (Research).

Global Challenges programme

  • Health and Wellbeing: Professors Sue Hignett (from Loughborough Design School) and Paula Griffiths (from Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)
  • Secure and Resilient Societies: Professors Alistair Milne (from Business and Economics) and Mike Henshaw (from Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering) up to Summer 2017
  • Energy: Professor Phil Eames (from Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)
  • Changing Environments and Infrastructure: Professor Paul Wood (from Social, Political and Geographical Sciences

Graduate School / Doctoral College: Professor Andy Dainty (from Civil and Building Engineering)

Launch events will follow in the New Year. 

You can read more about the CALIBRE framework online.