Professor Barbara Allan, Dean of Westminster Business School, shares her views about the Research Excellence Framework - the UK government’s mechanism to assess the quality of research in universities - in an interview with the Financial Times.

According to the article, when appointing new professors for the faculty, Barbara Allan looks for people who can do more than publish a couple of articles in top journals. Her list of professorial requirements includes a willingness to mentor early-stage researchers, the ability to contribute to the research knowledge exchange and involvement in learning and teaching.

"The Ref, though it's very important, can be a distraction from our main vision and mission" - says the Dean.

Read the full interview on the Financial Times website.

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