Dr Janet Metcalfe, Head of Vitae, awarded OBE

Dr Janet Metcalfe, Head of Vitae, awarded OBE

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The Careers Research and Advisory Centre (CRAC) is delighted that Dr Janet Metcalfe was awarded an OBE in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

The Honours system recognises the achievements of a wide range of people across the United Kingdom and Dr Metcalfe, Head of Vitae, CRAC’s programme in higher education, has received the award for her extraordinary contribution to higher education. Janet, working with CRAC, and through her contribution nationally and internationally has influenced researcher development practice and policy globally.

Indi Seehra, Chairman of the CRAC Board of Trustees paying tribute said “Janet has championed the career and professional development of researchers in higher education for almost 30 years, directly and indirectly influencing the development and careers of hundreds of thousands of researchers during that time.”

“It is an extraordinary honour to be recognised by HM The Queen in this way. I feel it is also recognition for all my colleagues, friends and family who have supported me in my career and contributed to achieving so much for the career development of researchers” said Janet.

Dr David Sweeney, Executive Chair, Research England commented “Dr Metcalfe’s contribution has been critical and central, pioneering the agenda since the 1990’s. Janet’s expert advice and guidance has ensured that the UK is at the forefront of the researcher and career development agenda and that our voice has been well represented internationally especially at the European Commission.”

Notes to Editors

About CRAC www.crac.org.uk

CRAC provides research intelligence and innovation for all those who support career development for people of all ages and in all sectors. We work in partnership with government agencies, education organisations and providers and employers and professional bodies.

CRAC is a registered charity No 313164 established in 1964.

About Vitae www.vitae.ac.uk

Vitae is a non-profit programme, part of CRAC: the Career Development Organisation with nearly 50 years' experience in enhancing the skills and careers of researchers. We strengthen our members' institutional provision for the professional development of their researchers through research and innovation, training and resources, events, consultancy and membership.


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