Visiting academics

Visiting academics

The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences welcomes visiting academics who will contribute to the research aims of the Faculty. There are essentially 3 routes, namely as a research fellow, a visiting professor, or a short term research visitor. The details on the nomination processes for these can be found in the Visiting academics: procedure for accepting visiting researchers in the faculty.

University visiting research fellows

The title of visiting fellow is awarded by the University Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee (RKEC) to a researcher who has demonstrated distinction in areas relevant to the mission and work of the University. The title will be awarded for a maximum of 3 years and can be renewed.

University visiting professor

The title of visiting professor is conferred by the Senior Academic Promotions Committee upon a distinguished person, who satisfies the professorial appointment criteria, and who undertakes a regular commitment to the University’s activities. The title will be awarded for a maximum of 5 years, and can be renewed. The appointment lapses with the termination of the connection with the University.

Short-term research visitors

In some circumstances, FHLS PIs may wish to welcome a short-term visiting researcher to their group without going through the process of making them a visiting fellow. Typically, these will be visitors coming for a short time (up to 3 months) on a one-off or repeated basis. Such visitors can be accepted if the PI can show that they have sufficient space and resources to accommodate them without affecting the work of others in their group (or others) and they must contribute to the research aims of the group and faculty. In this case, the permission of the Head of Department should be obtained and the Research Office informed before any offer is made to an individual.

Further information

For further details and support please contact Lorraine Williams (Research Manager)