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Prof Graeme Reid
Appointment
  • Professor of Science and Research Policy
  • VP: Research
  • Provost and Vice Provost Offices
Biography

Professor Graeme Reid is Chair of Science and Research Policy at University College London.  He is a member of the Council of Research England.

He has spent most of his career at the interface between science and Government, having worked in the Business Department, the Cabinet Office and HM Treasury before moving to UCL.

Graeme was specialist advisor to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee during three inquiries, first on Brexit then on industrial strategy.  He is a member of the Government’s Senior Stakeholder Group on Research and Innovation.  Together with Sir Adrian Smith, he wrote a report for the UK Science Minister on post-Brexit frameworks for international research collaboration. Graeme has led research and innovation policy reviews for the Scottish Funding Council, Universities Wales and the Welsh Government.

He is Chair of the Campaign for Science and Engineering, a Trustee of the Association of Medical Research Charities and strategic advisor to the National Centre for Universities and Business.

Graeme began his career at the National Engineering Laboratory.  He has a BSc in Physics and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Fellow of the Institute of Physics, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a Chartered Engineer. 

Research Summary

Policy reviews and reports include: 

  • Strength in Diversity, Commissioned by Universities Wales and published 2020
  • Future frameworks for international collaboration on research and innovation, commissioned by the UK Science Minister and co-authored with Sir Adrian Smith, Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy, 2019
  • Review of Government-funded research and innovation in Wales, Welsh Government, 2018
  • Review of Innovation Centres in Scotland, Scottish Funding Council, 2016
  • Why should the taxpayer fund science and research, National Centre for Universities and Business, 2014
  Commentary and policy analysis includes:

  • several on Brexit and UK science (Guardian online; Science magazine; Higher  Education Policy Institute (with Sarah Main) and Times Higher Education); 
  • effective industrial policy (Journal of the Foundation for Science and Technology)
  • impact of  the Covid-19 pandemic on UK research (Research Fortnight) 
  • research impact agenda (Research Fortnight)
  • impact of research on public policy (Times Higher Education); 
  • QR funding (Times Higher Education with Sarah Chaytor); 
  • raising the level of business investment in UK R&D (Guardian online)
  • political climate for research and innovation (RAEng's Ingenia magazine).
  • several on the geographic distribution of research funding (Research Fortnight and (one with Sarah Chaytor, another with Grace Gottlieb) Times Higher Education).
  • characteristics of effective Science Ministers (Research Fortnight)
  • science policy at Political Party Conferences (Royal Society's 'In Verba' blog)
  • future frameworks for international collaboration (Research Fortnight with Adrian Smith and Journal of the Foundation for Science and Technology with Adrian Smith)
  • Innovation is key to future prosperity (Western Mail)
  • streamlining collaboration between Welsh Universities, Research Fortnight
Consultancy:

I have completed consultancy studies and provided advisory services for the following organisations.  Some of this work led to publications mentioned above.  Other work was delivered confidentially.  Most of this work informs my postgraduate teaching.

BEIS
UKRI
House of Lords Science and Technology Committee
Welsh Government
Government of the United Arab Emirates
Universities Wales
Individual Universities



Unpublished consultancy studies on institutional strategy for the University of Cardiff (2016) , the University of Leeds (2018) and the University of Strathclyde (2020).  
 
Consultancy for UK Research and Innovation on business models for research and innovation (2019).

Consultancy for the Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) as part of the preparation of  a report 'Future frameworks for international collaboration on research and innovation' (2019) 



Teaching Summary

Graeme teaches mainly at postgraduate levels.  This has included contributions to 

UCL's Masters degree in Public Administration delivered through the Department of Science Technology Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP), including a new module on science policy starting in 2019.

UCL's Masters degree in Engineering Education, delivered through the Institute of Education (IoE)

UCL's MSc degree in Science and Technology Studies, delivered through the Department of Science and Technology Studies

UCL's Integrated Engineering Programme, delivered through the Faculty of Engineering.

During recent years, Graeme has given guest lectures and seminars at Imperial College London, Strathclyde University, Aberdeen University, Ashridge Business School, Manchester University, Lancaster University and the University of York.  

Academic Background
1988   Doctor of Philosophy University of Strathclyde
1979   Bachelor of Science Robert Gordon University,Aberdeen
    Chartered Engineer  
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