Research Strategy Conference 2020

Bookings are now open!

Please ensure you select the correct rate when booking. The discounted rate is available for those working at Council member institutions

The Council is running its first Research Strategy Conference, a one-day event exploring research excellence, capacity building and research in a global and interdisciplinary context. We're delighted to have a full programme of high-profile and exciting speakers including our keynote speaker Professor Paul Boyle, Chair of University UK's Research Policy Network and Vice Chancellor of Swansea University.

The conference will be particularly useful for research leads in nursing, midwifery and allied health faculties and those interested in strategic thinking around increasing health research capacity and fostering excellence in health research. 

Following the conference, Professor Hugh McKenna will be running a free workshop on Preparing for REF 2021. Registration and coffee will be from 09.30 and the workshop will be from 10.00-12.30. Please note, the workshop is for individuals from member institutions only. Places are very limited so please only select this option if you are definitely able to attend. 

The venue Woburn House is only a five minute walk from Euston Station and a ten minute walk from both Kings Cross and St Pancras stations, which will offer more of you the option of travelling to and from the event on the day. 

The venue is accessible for visitors with restricted mobility, including wheelchair users. Meeting rooms located on other floors are accessible via wheelchair-accessible lifts. To park, use the Disabled Blue Badge bay on Endsleigh Street cornering Tavistock Square. Further disabled parking is located 12 minutes away on Whitfield Street. Please contact us for arranging assistance.

Accommodation is not included for this event. If you do wish to book your own accommodation, there is a wide range of nearby hotels including Hilton London Euston, Pullman London St Pancras and several Premier Inns. For further details of hotels in the area please see the map.

If you have any questions, please email Please see the programme for details of timings.

The deadline for registration has passed

We will acknowledge your form and confirm your place by email. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact us at If a cancellation is received less than 30 days prior to the date of the event then the full fee is payable; however, a substitute may be sent. Please notify of any substitutions at The deadline for substitutions is Friday 7 February 2020.


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