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The Concordat Advisory Group – interim (CAG)

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Professor George Attard - Chair

The Concordat Advisory Group (CAG) is an interim body serving the interests of research staff and whilst the Equality Charters Programme Board governance structure and attending processes are clarified.

The CAG oversees the implementation of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers in the University and replaced the Career Development of Researchers Working Group (CDR WG) in 2019.

The group is chaired by Professor George Attard, Professor of Chemical Sciences and Pro-Vice Chancellor Interdisciplinary Research. George represents CAG on the Equality Charters Programme Board and the Research and Enterprise Executive Group.

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Membership of CAG:  

George Attard – Chair

Delphine Boche – Concordat Champion, Faculty of Medicine

Mark Chapman - Concordat Champion, Faculty of Environmental & Life Sciences

Alison Gascoigne - Concordat Champion, Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Anita Lavorgna - Concordat Champion, Faculty of Social Sciences

Alan McAlpine - Concordat Champion, Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences

Kelly Holder – Associate Director (Student Services) Careers service representative

Sean Muskett – Equality Charters Programme Manager

Doug Allen – Equality Charters Project Manager

Amy Ardern – Equality Charters Programme Administrator

Karen Payso – HR Business Partner

Julie Reeves – CHEP representative


For an archive of past meeting notes from CDR WG meetings, please see here.

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