Staff on academic appointments at Level B‐E with a research component to their academic profile will be evaluated for research activity. Components of the Research Performance Guidelines are:

  • Research Outputs published over preceding five-year reference period;
  • External Research Income - preceding five-year reference period;
  • Higher Degree Research student supervision that has led to a completion - preceding five-year reference period.

Research Performance Guidelines - June 2017

Current Research Performance Guidelines

Academic levelMinimum Performance levels required to demonstrate satisfactory research activity
Level BResearch Outputs - academic element assessment of volume and quality
Level CResearch Outputs - academic element assessment of volume and quality; AND
One external research grant OR one HDR student completion
Level DResearch Outputs - academic element assessment of volume and quality; AND
Two of (in any combination): external research grants OR HDR student completions
Level EResearch Outputs - academic element assessment of volume and quality; AND
Three of (in any combination): external research grants OR HDR student completions

The Guidelines provide the framework for reporting academic staff research activity. Discussions about quality, especially in relation to research outputs, should occur within the context of the annual Academic Staff Career Development round.