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Working as a Researcher

The Concordat Advisory Group (CAG)

The Concordat Advisory Group (CAG) serves the interests of research staff and 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 Rebecca Hoyle, Professor of Applied Mathematics and (joint) Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for Interdisciplinary Research. Rebecca represents CAG on the Research and Enterprise Executive Group.  The CAG reports to the University Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee via the Equality Charters team.

diagram showing EDI Governance in the style of a flow chart

Membership of CAG:  

Rebecca Hoyle – Chair

Mandy Fader & John Holloway - Working Group Sponsors

Delphine Boche – Concordat Champion, Faculty of Medicine

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

Alison Gascoigne - Concordat Champion, Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Meixian Song - Concordat Champion, Faculty of Social Sciences

Russel Torah - Concordat Champion, Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences

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

Doug Allen – Equality Charters Project Manager

Karen Payso – HR Business Partner

Shelley Parr, Lucy Gates, Yaniv Hanoch and Julie Reeves – CHEP representatives


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

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