Research Transformed – the podcast

A must-listen for everybody involved in research, we’ve rounded up your key questions about Research Transformed and put them to Professor Nick Plant, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Innovation.

Professor Nick Plant, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Innovation

At our recent Leeds Conversations events on Research Transformed, we received a number of questions along the key themes of funding, efficiencies and our new institutes.  

In this podcast we put your questions to Nick, including: 

  • Why are we transforming our research?  
  • What are the biggest challenges we face when implementing Research Transformed? 
  • How does Research Transformed fit with the University strategy? 
  • Where does fundamental research sit in Research Transformed? 
  • What does Research Transformed mean for career stability?  
  • When will we find out more about the horizon scanning activity? 

Nick also shares more information about our new institutes – the Horizon’s Institute and the four new Futures Institutes – their purpose, when they will launch and how they will complement our existing institutes. 

Listen to the podcast 

This podcast is hosted by Marie Christopher-Davey, Executive Officer from the Deputy Vice Chancellor’s office. If you have a question about this podcast or Research Transformed you can email your comments, ideas or queries to 

This recording is being shared via Microsoft Streams and you may be prompted to log in with your usual University username and password before you can listen to the recording. If you are already logged into Office 365, the podcast should appear in the box above, you can also listen on Microsoft Stream 

If you missed our live Leeds Conversations event on Research Transformed, you can watch the recording on demand 

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