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Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee

The Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee (RKEC) has a role to respond to, recommend and advise the Board on research and knowledge exchange strategy, policy and funding issues relevant to Scottish higher education institutions and colleges (taking into account the international dimension), with broad areas of advice including but not limited to:

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  • Providing regular analyses of the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities and threats in the areas of research and innovation support, taking a broad view.
  • Providing regular and timely advice to the Board on prioritisation, in the use of the Council's resources to maximise the delivery of the strategic plan and to address Scottish Government outcomes.
  • Working with enterprise agencies and other stakeholders to give the Board advice on a strategy for innovation and support of knowledge exchange for sustainable economic growth.
  • Identifying opportunities for the Board to consider interventions to leverage significant resource into Scotland in support of research and/or knowledge exchange.

Committee membership

Board members

External members

Other member

  • Professor Wayne Powell. Convener, Universities Scotland Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee.


  • Helen Cross, Head of Strategy Co-ordination at UKRI.
  • Laura Dougan, Scottish Government.
  • Gillian Galloway, Highlands and Islands Enterprise.
  • Carolyn Reeve, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (UK Government).
  • Derek Shaw, Scottish Enterprise.

Committee Clerk

Jennifer Jamieson, email:

Committee Standing Orders

Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee Standing Orders [PDF]

Committee papers

Research & Knowledge Exchange Committee meeting papers

Next meeting dates

  • 7 December 2022