Technical Talent of the Future


I am honoured to be appointed Chair of the TALENT Commission. This is an exceptional time for Higher Education, and indeed for the UK as a whole. The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the importance of academic research for making and implementing policy, and the critical role of technicians in both research and teaching. Now more than ever, we need to understand the technician workforce in Higher Education, so we can better support them and enable technicians to give their best. I salute Midlands Innovation for taking this imaginative initiative, and I salute Research England for supporting it. I am looking forward to getting down to work with some of the leading experts in the country.

Professor Sir John HolmanJohn Holman