Dr Carolyn Reeve

Head of Policy for University Research and Knowledge Exchange at Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

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Head of Policy on University Research and Knowledge Exchange, BEIS
Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy

Carolyn Reeve is a Head of Policy on University Research and Knowledge Exchange in the Science, Research & Innovation Directorate in BEIS, having started her career in the Department for Trade and Industry (DTI).

Carolyn is currently responsible for policy on university research and funding provided in England, working with Research England/UK Research & Innovation; the development of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), which sustains university research quality with "impact"; university knowledge exchange activities, including research commercialisation and university-business collaboration, which help deliver benefits to society and the economy, and the development and implementation of the new Knowledge Exchange Framework (which will assess and benchmark performance in KE). She is also policy lead on Open Science and Research Integrity.

In previous roles in the Office for Science & Innovation, she was responsible for sponsoring various Research Councils (including Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council, Natural Environment Research Council, Economic & Social Research Council and Arts & Humanities Research Council) and for policy on related research priorities including energy, environment, climate change research.

She was awarded the National Centre for University & Business (NCUB) Fellowship in 2018 for contribution to university-business engagement