Professor Richard Whitman appointed to Research Excellence Framework (REF) sub-panel for Politics and International Studies

Professor Richard Whitman REF

Congratulations to Professor Richard Whitman, Head of the School of Politics and International Relations, Professor of International Relations and Director of the Global Europe Centre, on his appointment to REF Sub-panel 19, Politics and International Studies, which has been announced by HEFCE today. For the full list of members of sub-panel 19 see

This is excellent news for the School and in addition to the recognition of Professor Whitman as a leading scholar in the discipline, it represents an acknowledgement that Kent deserves a place within the REF evaluation process. This goal has been at the centre of the School’s REF Strategy since 2014 and is a testament to the enhanced external profile the School has and the quality of research being conducted within the School.