Presentations from the 2013 York conference, given by Simon Pratt, Product Manager, Institutional Research, Thomson Reuters and Alan Ferns, Director of Communications, Media and Public Relations, The University of Manchester.

Simon Pratt’s presentation was entitled “Nobel Prizes and reputation – How citations predict Nobel Prizes”.  This was followed by a presentation from Alan Ferns, entitled “The reputational and brand impact of winning a Nobel Prize”. This session was devoted to what difference Nobel Prizes make and whether we can predict who will win them.

York 2013 Conference Presentation: Nobel prizes and reputation - Simon Pratt

York 2013 Conference Presentation: The Reputation and Brand Impact of Winning a Nobel Prize - Alan Ferns

As the Product Manager for Institutional Research at Thomson Reuters, Simon Pratt oversees the Institutional Profiles initiative which captures key performance indicators on academic institutions globally and powers the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Simon is also responsible for content acquisition for research evaluation and manages the Thomson Reuters Research Analytics Advisory Board. Simon has more than 17 years of business management and technical experience in the scientific information industry.

Mr. Pratt graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of East Anglia and holds a Masters of Arts from University College London. He is a regular speaker at conferences on research evaluation across the world and contributes to articles and books on the evaluation of higher education and research.

Alan Ferns is Director of Communications, Media and Public Relations at The University of Manchester where he leads a 30-person team responsible for the University’s corporate communications and marketing. Alan has worked in the field of University communications since 1983 at the Universities of Lancaster, Salford and Manchester.

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