Dr Karen Clegg

Karen CleggOrganisation

University of York

Job title

Head of Research Excellence Training


Karen provides strategic direction for the Research Excellence Training (RET) provision at the University of York. Working to support the University’s Research Strategy RET co-ordinate and deliver training for doctoral students, early career researchers, doctoral supervisors and Principal Investigators and professional support staff aligned to research. Responsibilities include:

  • Co-ordination of the University’s Concordat and ‘HR Excellence in Research’ process  · Oversight of all training and public engagement activities for researchers · Co-delivery of the Times Higher Award winning ‘Research Leaders’ programme for academic staff and PIs · Co-ordination of the early career researcher pilot mentoring scheme
  • Supporting the implementation of the Research Strategy and York Graduate Research School activity
  • Developing partnerships national and international to further enhance the support available to researchers.

Karen has a PhD in Education, has published widely on Assessment, is a trained coach and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.