Gemma Derrick is a Senior Lecturer (Higher Education) and Director of Research at the Centre for Higher Education Research & Evaluation at Lancaster University. Her research focuses on the dynamics of research culture and the role of evaluation in driving the behaviours, choices and interactions of researchers and research organisations. She has a particular interest in the economy of research governance, with a specialisation in peer review its role in transposing assumptions of value onto research outcomes, both scientific and societal. Her book, The Evaluators’ Eye: Impact assessment and academic peer review, was published in 2018 and remains the only empirical studying of the practice of evaluating, and valuing the societal outcomes from publicly funded research.
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