Ron Johnston

Ron Johnston is a professor in the School of Geographical Sciences at the University of Bristol and formerly a pro-vice chancellor at the University of Sheffield and vice-chancellor of the University of Essex.

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Book Review: Rank Hypocrisies: the Insult of the REF

Publication of the results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework evaluation of the quality of work undertaken in all UK universities last December attracted much attention. Ron Johnston reviews a book that savagely criticizes the peer reviews undertaken at the heart of the REF but also the mock exercises as universities prepared their submissions.

9 years ago