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The final report of the Interdisciplinary Research Advisory Panel can be found under publications and reports.

The four UK higher education funding bodies are committed to supporting and promoting the fair and equitable assessment of all research submitted to the assessment exercise. 

The Interdisciplinary Research Advisory Panel (IDAP) has been established to advise the REF team, REF panel chairs and the UK funding bodies on the approach to support the submission and assessment of interdisciplinary research in the REF. The panel will advise on whether it should have a specific role in the submissions and assessment phase of the next REF in summer 2018, following the completion of its initial work. 

IDAP is chaired by Professor Dame Athene Donald, who is Master of Churchill College Cambridge and a Professor of Physics at the University of Cambridge. It includes members from across the UK. Members were appointed following a nominations process, and include experienced researchers with extensive interdisciplinary and research assessment experience. 



Professor Dame Athene Donald

Master of Churchill College Cambridge, University of Cambridge



Professor Graeme Barker

Director of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge

Professor Felicity Callard

Director of Birkbeck Institute for Social Research Birkbeck, University of London

Professor Muffy Calder

Vice Principal & Head of College of Science & Engineering, University of Glasgow

Professor Mark d'Inverno

Pro-Warden International, Goldsmiths, University of London

Professor Dame Anna F Dominiczak

Vice-Principal and Head of College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow

Dr Tori Holmes

Senior Lecturer in Brazilian Studies, Queen's University Belfast

Professor Ursula Martin

Professor of Computer Science, University of Oxford

Professor Peter Morris

Professor of Physics, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham

Dr Lisa Mooney

Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Knowledge Exchange, University of East London

Professor Wen-chin Ouyang

Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature, SOAS University of London

Professor Barry Smith

Director of the Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Study

Professor Veronica Strang

Executive Director of Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University

Professor Sophie von Stumm

Professor of Psychology in Education, Director of the Hungry Mind Lab