Dr Ged Hall
Academic Development Consultant (Research Impact)
University of Leeds
Speaker Bio: Ged has worked for 20 years at senior levels in the Higher Education sector in the UK. For the last 12 years this has focused on research impact. His work has included organisational development projects (reporting to University Executive level) and professional development for individual researchers and groups (covering all career stages). He was co-author of the Engaged for Impact Strategy and is now heavily involved in its implementation across the whole of the University of Leeds. With other colleagues from Leeds he produces the Research Culture Uncovered podcast and if you are an avid listener you’ll know he loves pies, cricket and research impact but hates bikes and running. Prior to joining Leeds he led a number of student services at Liverpool Hope University, including its careers service and writing provision. He has also worked at the University of Nottingham, where managed researcher development (postgraduate researchers and research staff) provision. This included setting up academic provision in international markets such as Malaysia and China. He has also directed multi-partner, multi-million pound programmes in Learning and Teaching. Prior to his work in the HE sector, he was a consultant in the utility, gas and oil sector (UK and internationally) for 10 years. He developed a wide range of technological solutions for business problems often requiring him to be a broker between academia and his clients’ business needs. He has a PhD in Physical Chemistry.