The TEC convened a Sector Reference Group (SRG) to develop the guide for the 2018 Quality Evaluation. The role of the SRG is to provide advice and recommendations to us on what operational changes should be made to the design of the Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF), primarily the Quality Evaluation, before the implementation of the next Quality Evaluation. These recommendations are developed as part of a public consultation process. They look at specific issues highlighted by the evaluation review, the implementation of the previous Quality Evaluation, and the reports of the peer review panels that undertake the assessment process.
The agreed recommendations of the SRG form the basis of the PBRF Quality Evaluation Guidelines. Emeritus Professor Ian Town is the Chair of the SRG. Professor Town is the former Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Canterbury and has extensive knowledge of the sector and the PBRF at both strategic and operational levels. View the PBRF Sector Reference Group Terms of Reference (PDF, 46 Kb)
The SRG consults with the sector and other stakeholders on a range of implementation issues as part of the development of operational guidelines for the 2018 Quality Evaluation.
Information on the consultation process and the SRG consultation papers, feedback summaries and feedback templates can be found on the SRG Consultation Papers sub page.
|Name ||Affiliated organisation|
|Emeritus Professor Ian Town (Chair) ||Independent|
|Professor Richard Blaikie ||University of Otago|
|Dr Maxine Bryant ||University of Canterbury|
|Professor Donald Cleland ||Massey University|
|Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman ||University of Otago|
|Mr Jonathan Hughes ||Universities of New Zealand|
|Professor Kate Kearins ||Auckland University of Technology|
|Professor Robyn Longhurst ||University of Waikato|
|Dr Shireen Maged ||Te Wānanga o Aotearoa|
|Professor Janet McLean ||University of Auckland|
|Professor Kay Morris Matthews ||Eastern Institute of Technology|
|Professor Richard Newcomb ||Plant and Food Research, University of Auckland|
|Professor Tony Parker ||Massey University|
|Dr Steven Ratuva ||University of Auckland|
|Associate Professor Jacinta Ruru ||University of Otago|
|Professor David Simmons ||Lincoln University|