RE Steering Group

The U21 RESG oversees activities in the U21 Researcher Engagement (U21 RE) cluster.

The Researcher Engagement Steering Group (RESG) was created in May 2012 to oversee the focus and direction of the cluster and its associated activities.  The majority of initiatives within the cluster were founded by the Deans and Directors of Graduate Studies (DDoGS) and Research Leaders Group.  The RESG therefore consists of members from both these groups also representing the geographical spread of the U21 network.

Current activities underway within the cluster include the Graduate Research Project Grants, the Joint PhD Programme, the Three Minute Thesis competition, the Early Career Researcher Workshops, the Research Collaboration Group, Graduate Mobility and Research Supervisor Support Development.  

At its first meeting the RESG set down the challenges and goals which the cluster will focus on, looking to uphold the network's new Strategic Vision.  The group will facilitate discussions aimed to further expand U21 activity in order to deliver on the goals noted below.   


  1. Develop and foster research communities focused on those at the beginning of their research careers, up to 8 years post PhD
  2. Facilitate the submission of more applications to fund international collaboration and mobility
  3. Maximise the potential for joint graduate study and skills development at all levels
  4. Investigate how to measure, collect and increase the impact of research across the network
  5. Inform, influence and promote good practice in Research Integrity
  6. Be at the cutting edge of the experience we offer our PhD students and early career researchers by sharing good practice and benchmarking activity 

The RESG is co-chaired by Professor Andy Hor (University of Hong Kong) and Dr Caroline Daley (University of Auckland).

To view a full list of Steering Group members, please follow the link below.  

Dr Connie Wan
Researcher Engagement Manager