Dr Elizabeth Westlake

Head of Research Planning

Strategic Planning Office

Contact details

Room 123 Aston Webb

B15 2TT
0121 414 7367


Elizabeth is a Birmingham graduate, having undertaken her degree and PhD in English here before starting work in university administration at the University of Warwick.  She has been at Birmingham since 1996, and supported all of the University’s RAE/REF returns since that date.  She has worked in various different areas including the precursors of Registry and RIS, before taking up her current post within Planning.  She was panel adviser for Main Panel D for REF2014, working with three of the Main Panel D sub-panels.

Roles and Responsibilities

Elizabeth is responsible for managing the Research Planning Team, overseeing REF preparation, and especially support for Impact.  She also co-ordinates support for Open Access and Open Data working closely with colleagues from across Professional Services, but especially ITS, Library Services and RIS,  and is business owner for the institution’s CRIS system, Pure.  She is secretary to the University’s Research Committee and works closely with the PVC (Research and Knowledge Transfer) to support delivery of the University’s Research and especially REF objectives.


Professional Services