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Published: 11 April 2023

St George’s has retained the HR Excellence in Research Award (HREiRA) following the successful completion of the 8-year review. The retention demonstrates the University’s long-term commitment to the career development and working conditions of researchers.

Professor Jon Friedland, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Enterprise), said, ‘Retaining the HR Excellence in Research Award is key for sustaining a positive research (focused) culture at the University and I am thrilled we have continued to achieve the high standards necessary. The outcome of the review is testament to the hard work of staff within Human Resources and across the University. Congratulations to all those who have contributed.’

Professor Jodi Lindsay, Director of Cross Cutting Research Themes said, ‘I am delighted we have had our HREIRA award renewed, and it has been a great experience to be more involved. We have new ideas for how to strengthen career development opportunities for all our staff, and we welcome feedback and ideas from everyone.’

The review process at St George’s was led by HR alongside the HREiRA Working Group, which comprised of Sandra Ashton, Yvette Bland, Angie Donin, Nicole Falci Finardi, Rebecca Henry-Litteck, Vanessa Ho, Angelika Kristek, Cathy Moore and Jenny Winters.

More about HR Excellence in Research Award

HR Excellence in Research, is a UK-wide process incorporating the QAA code of practice for research degree programmes and the concordat to support the career development of researchers. It enables institutions to gain the European Commission’s ‘HR Excellence in Research’ badge. The award acknowledges alignment with the principles of the European charter for researchers and code of conduct for their recruitment.

More information about the Award can be found here.

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