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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. 

Chair

Role

Professor Dame Athene Donald

Master of Churchill College Cambridge, University of Cambridge

Members

Role

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 Rick Delbridge

Dean of Research, Innovation and Engagement at Cardiff University, academic lead for the Social Science Research Park (SPARK), Cardiff University

Dr Tori Holmes

Lecturer and Researcher, Queens University Belfast

Professor Ursula Martin

Professor of Computer Science, University of Oxford

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 Judith Phillips

Deputy Principal (Research), University of Stirling

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

Dr Sophie von Stumm

Lecturer, Goldsmiths-University of London