Dr Jamie Twycross appointed to UKRI Interdisciplinary Assessment College
Dr Jamie Twycross, an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science, has been appointed as a member of the UKRI Interdisciplinary Assessment College. UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) invests £8 billion of taxpayers’ money each year into research and innovation and the people who make it happen. The Cross Research Council Responsive Mode pilot scheme is a new scheme designed to support interdisciplinary ideas emerging from the research community outside of current disciplinary boundaries. This scheme will support projects that transcend, combine or significantly span disciplines, involving different knowledge and methodological spheres. The new scheme will power innovative conceptual thinking and research, and novel methodological approaches, to ensure UKRI supports a rich and diverse array of curiosity-driven and applied research. UKRI will invest a total of £65m in research grants across two rounds of the pilot scheme. The UKRI Interdisciplinary Assessment College has been established for the purpose of assessing applications to this scheme. Members will be essential to delivering this scheme.