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The Impact Advisory Board (IAB) was established to direct the impact activity of the School and became part of the REF2021 Internal Steering Group in April 2017 see Research Office Wiki.

Membership 2016/17



REF Director

Professor Ammon Salter

Alternate: Chair

Associate Dean (Research)

Professor Andrew Brown


Deputy Head of Division – Research

Accounting, Finance & Law (AFL)

Professor Ian Tonks

Information, Decision & Operations (IDO)

Professor Christos Vasilakis

Marketing, Business & Society (MBS)

Professor Nancy Puccinelli

Strategy & Organisation (SO)

Professor Yiannis Gabriel

Associate Dean Finance & Planning

Professor Dimo Dimov

Associate Dean Faculty

Professor Juani Swart


Director of External Relations & Marketing

Mr Stephen Rangecroft

In attendance


Research Information and Impact Officer

Dr Charlotte Backholer

  Reserch Impact Manager Dr Emma Gibbard

Terms of Reference

The School of Management Impact Advisory Board will be responsible to the Executive Board for the quality of the School’s impact activities, through:

  1. Identify the Impact potential of the faculty through the IAB members monitoring and demonstrating the Impact of their group
  2. Deciding on the allocation of resources to support Impact activity of the faculty
  3. Monitoring the progression and development of the REF Impact cases
  4. Implementation, monitoring and promulgation of Impact criteria, good practice and innovation in relation to the enhancement of the quality of Faculty Impact
  5. Implementation, monitoring and promulgation of support available to develop and enhance Impact cases and Impact training events

Impact Awards

Award Holder (s)



Jooyoung Jeon Initiator Grant: Application of a probabilistic decision model on dispatching a service vessel for offshore wind turbine maintenance 2017/18 (October)
Gunes Erdogan Delivery Grant: Large Scale Economic and Environmental Impact through an Open Source Solver for Vehicle Routing Problems 2016/2017 (April)
Rob Branston Initiator Grant: On-going work on the tobacco industry 2016/2017 (April)
Baris Yalabik and Marco
Initiator Grant: Waste in the Food Supply Chain: Reduction and Redistribution 2016/2017 (October 2016)
Ania Zalewska Initiator Grant: Balancing regulation and good practice 2016/2017 (October 2016)
Juani Swart Delivery Grant: Knowledge in action: the transformation of a 5 year knowledge strategy at a United Nations agency 2016/2017 (October 2016)
Ian Crawford and Richard Fairchild The EBRD’s economic and behavioural decision-making processes when appraising their private equity partners’ investment pitches 2015 / 2016
Maria Battarra A optimisation algorithm to improve the workload allocation in Calzedonia, – measuring the positive impact on productivity, absenteeism and skills improvement 2015 / 2016
Veronica Hope Hailey and Imogen Cleaver Landing Transformational Change: improving HR/L&D/OD professionals’ understanding of effective practices for supporting transformational change programmes 2015 / 2016
Ian Tonks Behaviour of institutional investors 2015 / 2016
Ian Tonks Identifying the Portfolio Balance Channel 2015 / 2016

Gunes Erdogan

Large Scale Economic and Environmental Impact through an Open Source Solver for Vehicle Routing Problems

2015 / 2016

Marco Formentini

Supply Chain Contacts in Barilla – Improving negotiation tools for sustainability and supply security

2015 / 2016

Christos Vasilakis

Developing and putting in place a whole-system intervention for preventing un-warranted hospital admissions

2015 / 2016

Simone Giansante

Early Warning Radar System of Financial Meltdowns

2014 / 2015

Haiming Hang

Help Children Cope with New Advertising Formats: Advertising Literacy Education and Junk Food Advergames  

2014 / 2015

Dimitris Paraskevopoulos

Optimising the blood supply chain for NHS.

2014 / 2015

Phil Tomlinson, Felicia Fai and Rob Branston

Improving the performance of firms in the North- Staffordshire Ceramics Industrial District

2014 / 2015

Margaret Greenwood

Developing the impact of public sector accounting research in Bath

2014 / 2015

Bruce Rayton

Performance implications of employee engagement

2013 / 2014

Christos Vasilakis

Launching and establishing the new Bath Centre for Healthcare Innovation and Improvement (CHI-2)

2013 / 2014

Margaret Greenwood

Joint Academic / practitioner workshop on Bath’s contribution to public sector accounting research

2013 / 2014

Baris Yalabik

Post-disaster humanitarian logistics network optimisation

2013 / 2014

 The application forms are circulated bi-annually by email and applications should be submitted to Charlotte Backholer in the Research Office

Frequency of Meetings

The Impact Advisory Board aim to meet at least once in each semester, with additional meetings arranged as appropriate.

Meeting Dates

Academic Year 2015/16
26th April 2017
11th October 2016
Academic Year 2015/16
4th April 2016
24th February 2016 (Sub REF Internal Steering Group)
23rd November 2015
21st October 2015

Academic Year 2014/15
16th April 2015
13th January 2015

Academic Year 2013/14
(Meetings were an agenda item of the REF Internal Steering Group)
27th January 2014
30th September 2013
4th September 2013

Academic Year 2012/13
(Meetings were an agenda item of the REF Internal Steering Group)
30th July 2013
10th June 2013
26 November 2012