Knowledge Exchange Concordat for Universities

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Knowledge Exchange Concordat for Universities: A model for approach, self-reflection and improvement

Universities have enormous impact on society and their communities. The Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) is being developed to help demonstrate the extent of this impact, the approaches that a university takes and the mechanisms by which we aim to continually improve what we do.

In line with the findings of the McMillan report on technology transfer, the KEF needs to account for the variation that exists in portfolios and context for each university since these both greatly influence the KE they do.

Professor Trevor McMillan became Vice-Chancellor of Keele University in August 2015.

Before moving to Keele as Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost in January 2014 he was Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research at Lancaster University, where he led several major academic developments and was the lead for many partnerships with other Universities and external organisations in the UK and abroad. Prior to being PVC at Lancaster Professor McMillan was Dean of the Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences and Head of the Department of Biological Sciences.

Professor McMillan was educated at Birtley Lord Lawson Comprehensive School before studying biological sciences at Lancaster, graduating in 1981. He was awarded a PhD in Biophysics at the Institute of Cancer Research, University of London in 1984.

His early research was carried out at the Institute of Cancer Research/Royal Marsden Hospital and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund. A radiation biologist, Professor McMillan has published widely on the use of X-rays in radiotherapy and the harmful effects of long wavelength UV radiation in sunlight. In particular his research has examined the role of DNA damage and repair in the efficacy of radiotherapy and the harmful cellular effects of UVA following environmentally relevant exposures.

On the basis of his research, Professor McMillan has worked on several national committees that have examined the harmful effects of radiation in the environment. He has been awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists and Honorary Membership of the Royal College of Physicians. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology.

He has taught at all levels in Universities and to medical professionals around the world on the biological basis of cancer treatments.

Currently, he has a national role as Knowledge Exchange Champion for the Higher Education Funding Council for England. As part of this Professor McMillan has recently published a report on technology transfer from universities, the recommendations of which are to be implemented by government.

Professor McMillan is member of the Midlands Innovation Board. Midlands Innovation is a world-class university partnership pooling the collective excellence of 8 universities in the Midlands to power growth across the region.

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