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We will review 8 Subject Benchmark Statements in 2024-25.


To ensure that the SBS reviews take into account a diverse and broad spectrum of ideas, opinion and experience, each subject area will have its own advisory group, comprising members of the academic community, employers, professional, statutory and regulatory bodies (PSRBs), and students.


We have now appointed Chairs, Deputy Chairs and Advisory Groups, drawn from QAA Member institutions. You can find the complete list of names below.


Advisory Group

  • Professor Joan Ballantine, University of Ulster (Chair)
  • Professor Anita Krishnan, University of Southampton (Deputy Chair)
  • Professor Greg Stoner, University of Glasgow (Deputy Chair)
  • Adam Birt, ICAEW
  • Professor Louise Crawford, Newcastle University
  • Chris Cunnane, ICAS
  • Dr Peter Ellington, Triple Bottom Line Accounting Limited
  • Dr Florian Gebreiter, University of Birmingham 
  • Dr Nadia Gulko, University of Lincoln
  • Sumaiya Hameed, KPMG
  • Professor Sarah Jones, Swansea University
  • Joanne Lloyd-Jones, ACCA
  • Professor Andy Lymer, Aston University
  • Suzanne McCallum, University of Glasgow
  • Dr Danielle McConville, Queen's University Belfast
  • Dr Beth Picton, Durham University
  • Jennifer Rose, AMBS, University of Manchester
  • Professor Ian Thomson, University of Dundee
  • Professor Hans van der Heijden, University of Sussex 
  • Professor Lisa Weaver, Warwick Business School

Advisory Group

  • Professor Richard Woolley, University of Hull (Chair)
  • Professor Jackie Potter, University of Chester (Deputy Chair)
  • Dr Caroline Stockman, University of Winchester (Deputy Chair)
  • Mr Gareth Dart, University of South Wales
  • Dr Stephen Dixon, Birmingham Newman University
  • Dr Lee Fallin, University of Hull
  • Dr  Michael Hall, University of Winchester
  • Dr Sarah Jones, University of Hull
  • Dr Ruth Mieschbuehler, Institute of Education, University of Derby
  • Dr Laura Monteith, Northern Regional College
  • Dr Cathal O'Siochru, Liverpool Hope University
  • Mrs Debbie Reel, University of Gloucestershire
  • Dr Damien Shortt, Edge Hill University
  • Dr Catherine Simon, British Education Studies Association
  • Dr Richard Wallis, University of Brighton

Advisory Group

  • Professor Andrew Marshall, University of Strathclyde (Chair )
  • Dr Abraham Adu, University of Aberdeen (Deputy Chair)
  • Professor Susan Smith, University College London (Deputy Chair)
  • Professor Carol Alexander, University of Sussex
  • Mr Adam Birt, ICAEW
  • Dr Lisa Bradley, Queen's University Belfast
  • Professor Iain Clacher, University of Leeds
  • Professor Jo Danbolt, University of Edinburgh Business School
  • Dr Olufemi Sallyanne Decker, University of Greenwich
  • Professor Dimitrios Gounopoulos, University of Bath
  • Professor Owain ap Gwilym, Bangor University
  • Professor Stuart Hyde, University of Manchester
  • Dr. Svetlana Mira, Cardiff Business School
  • Professor Nick Motson, City, University of London
  • Dr Helena Pinto, University of York
  • Professor Mark Shackleton, Lancaster University Management School
  • Professor Jane Shen, University of Exeter
  • Dr Vu Trinh, Newcastle University
  • Professor John O.S. Wilson, University of St Andrews

Advisory Group

  • Dr Ellen Buck, University of Suffolk (Chair)
  • Dr David McMenemy, University of Glasgow (Deputy Chair)
  • Caroline Ball, University of Derby
  • Jessica Bates, Ulster University
  • Biddy Casselden, Northumbria University
  • Lauren Cracknell, University of Suffolk
  • Dr Kirsty Fife, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Jennie Hill, Aberystwyth University
  • Konstantina Martzoukou, Robert Gordon University
  • Anoush Simon, Aberystwyth University
  • Tim Wales, Cranfield University

Advisory Group

  • Professor Stephen Mumford, Durham University (Chair)
  • Dr Derek Brown, University of Glasgow (Deputy Chair)
  • Dr Mark Cain, Oxford Brookes University
  • Dr Mazviita Chirimuuta, University of Edinburgh 
  • Professor Rachel Cooper, Lancaster University 
  • Professor Meena Dhanda, British Philosophical Association 
  • Dr Paul Giladi, SOAS University of London
  • Dr Mark Hocknull, University of Lincoln
  • Michaela Makusha, Durham University 
  • Dr Benedict Rumbold, University of Nottingham
  • Dr Karen Simecek, University of Warwick
  • Dr Mark Sinclair, Queen’s University Belfast 
  • Professor David Webster, University of Liverpool
  • Professor Daniel Whistler, Royal Holloway, University of London

Advisory Group

  • Chair Professor Mike Gunn, University of Birmingham
  • Deputy Chair Professor Mervyn Roy, University of Leicester
  • Deputy Chair Professor Alison Voice, University of Leeds
  • Dr Nicholas Ambrumeni, University of Warwick
  • Dr Charles Barton, University of York
  • Robyn Henriegel, Institute of Physics
  • Dr Robert Jeffrey, University of Southampton
  • Professor Philip Jones, University College London
  • Professor David Joss, University of Liverpool
  • Dr Nicolas Labrosse, University of Glasgow
  • Dr Victoria Mason, Discovery Planet CIC
  • Professor Andrew Newsam, Liverpool John Moores University
  • Dr Nicholas, University of Warwick
  • Dr Kevin O’Keeffe, Swansea University
  • Dr Philippa Petts, Durham University
  • Dr Julie Wardlow, Lancaster University
  • Dr Ian Whittaker, Nottingham Trent University
  • Professor Andrei Zvelindovsky, University of Lincoln

Advisory Group

  • Professor Chris Collins, University of Aberdeen; Independent Society of Musicians; MusicHE (Chair)
  • Dr Lauren Redhead, Goldsmiths, University of London (Deputy Chair)
  • Dr Tom Attah, Leeds Arts University
  • Dr Danny Bright, University of Sussex
  • Professor Mark Berry, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Chris Corrigan, Queen's University Belfast
  • Dr William Campbell, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Dr Rosemary Golding, The Open University
  • Dr Lucy Harrison, The University of Westminster
  • Mimi Harmer, European Performing Arts Students' Union / Leeds Conservatoire
  • Dr Brian Andrew Inglis, Middlesex University
  • Dr Nicholas Jones, Cardiff University
  • Professor Andrew King, University of Hull
  • Professor Simon Keegan-Phipps, University of Sheffield
  • Dr Charlotte Purkis, University of Winchester
  • Dr Ingrid Elizabeth Pearson, Royal College of Music
  • Gordon Sweeney, ACM
  • Dr Martin Scheuregger, University of Lincoln
  • Jonathan Whiskerd, The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance

Advisory Group

  • Dr Karin Bottom, University of Birmingham (Chair)
  • Professor Alasdair Blair, De Montfort University (Deputy Chair)
  • Dr Amanda Crompton, University of Nottingham (Deputy Chair)
  • Professor Alasdair Blair, De Montfort University
  • Dr Karin Bottom, University of Birmingham
  • Dr Amanda Crompton, University of Nottingham
  • Professor Claire Dunlop, University of Exeter
  • Dr Dion Curry, Swansea University
  • Dr Abena Dadze-Arthur, University of Birmingham
  • Dr Ian C Elliott, University of Glasgow
  • Professor Steven Griggs, Staffordshire University
  • Mr Roscoe Hastings, University of Exeter
  • Ms Helen Jenkins, Local Government Association
  • Dr Martin Jones, Nottingham Trent University
  • Dr Irina Lazar, University College London
  • Professor Karl O'Connor, Ulster University
  • Dr Steven Parker, Open University
  • Dr Barry Quirk, Local Government Association