Sabbatical Research Leave Committee


Chair – Professor Chris Williams, Head of College

  • Dr Eileen O’Rourke 

(Social Sciences) School of the Human Environment: Geography, Archaeology

and Classics

  • Dr Sabine Kriebel 

(Arts/Humanities)  School of History

  • Professor Lee Jenkins 

(Arts/Humanities)  School of English

  • Professor Alan Kelly, 

Food and Nutritional Science

tbc (CACSSS office) – Admin support

Terms of Reference

The role of each College Sabbatical Research Leave Committee is to:

  • Operate within the guidelines set down in the University Sabbatical Research Leave Policy
  • Submit its discipline-specific criteria to the University Sabbatical Research Leave Committee
  • Develop discipline-specific practices, as appropriate
  • Advise Heads of Schools\Departments\Units regarding procedures and criteria relating to Sabbatical Research Leave Policy
  • Provide regular reports to the University Sabbatical Research Leave Committee
  • Consider all eligible applications for research leave against set criteria
  • Seek further clarification/information, where necessary for decision making
  • Make recommendations to the President in relation to each individual application
  • Record decisions taken on each application and the rationale for such decisions
  • Ensure cost-neutrality of Policy locally
  • Ensure appropriate arrangements have been put in place in the School/Department/Unit to cover the teaching and administrative duties of staff member for whom leave is approved
  • Monitor multiple applications for any one School/Department/Unit for the same time period
  • Review Sabbatical Research Leave reports received from staff and seek further information, as necessary
  • The Committee will receive administrative support from the HR Business Partner

College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences

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