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October 2016

Researchers awarded Professorial Enhanced Research Leave (PERL)

(28 October 2016)

Five leading researchers have been awarded a prestigious new Faculty award. The Professorial Enhanced Research Leave scheme (PERL) is a major initiative to support our senior professors as they continue to build their research leadership, which includes publishing high quality, world-leading research publications (4* at REF). 

The scheme has been introduced as part of a wider policy framework designed to encourage and support our staff to reach their full potential, consistent with the University’s statement on research expectations. The award provides one semester of leave to successful applicants. This matches a period of leave awarded by their School, with an additional period of consecutive leave. 

The successful applicants in the inaugural round are: 

  • Professor Peter Gatrell, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
    Project title: Common Ground? Migration and Immigration in Europe since 1945
  • Professor Helen Gunter, School of Environment, Education and Development
    Project title: Knowledgeable polities and the politics of public education policy
  • Professor Stephen Hutchings, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
    Project title: Interrogating Russia’s Disruptive Impact on the Global Mediasphere: A Multi-Modal Analysis of RT’s Function as New Cold War Pariah
  • Professor David Richards, School of Social Sciences
    Project title: Governance, Accountability and the Future of the Westminster Model in a Changing Polity
  • Professor Bruce Tether, Alliance Manchester Business School
    Project title: 1) What, where and why in professional and business services?  2) How does design contribute to innovation and competitiveness? 

Details about the next round of applications will be announced towards the end of 2016. For further information about the scheme you can contact Jared Ruff