Steering GroupThe Steering Group is responsible for the overall coordination of UKRN activity and strategy
Organisation and membership
The Steering Group reports to the Local Network Leads and Institutional Leads, and to the Stakeholder Engagement Group, by means of an annual report (in July) and meeting (in March). The current Steering Group will continue until March 2022; the membership of the Steering Group and a process for appointing new members will be developed from March 2021.
Marcus Munafò (Chair)
Marcus Munafò is Professor of Biological Psychology at the University of Bristol and Programme Lead within the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit. He has a long-standing interest in meta-research, and the factors and incentive structures that shape researcher behaviour and research quality.
Chris Chambers is a Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Cardiff University and Head of Brain Stimulation at CUBRIC. He is interested in the role of science in the media, mechanisms for improving evidence-based public policy, and tools for reducing bias in publishing.
Alexandra Collins is a Lecturer in Environmental Sustainability at Imperial College, and a Knowledge Exchange Fellow funded by NERC. She is interested in improving evidence-based environmental decision making, focusing on research reproducibility and credibility.
Laura Fortunato is Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Oxford, and an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. Her interests focus on the provision of open research training, effective computing for research reproducibility and the use of free and open source software.
Nicole Janz is Assistant Professor in International Relations (with Quantitative Methods) at the University of Nottingham. Her current research agenda focuses on three linked topics: comparative human rights, corruption in Brazil, and research transparency.
Malcolm Macleod is Professor of Neurology and Translational Neurosciences at the University of Edinburgh. He is interested in increasing value and reducing waste in biomedical research, and in developing and evaluating strategies to achieve these goals.