Alistair Quaile


Alistair Quaile is the Impact Support Officer for the Faculty of Medicine and Health, where he advises academic staff on impact-related activities.

This includes supporting the development of impact case studies for the Research Excellence Framework 2021 (REF) by identifying impacts of staff research and seeking out evidence to corroborate impacts claimed.

With a background in health journalism and communications, Alistair joined the University of Leeds in 2018 as Digital Communications Officer for COMDIS-HSD (communicable disease – health service delivery), a Department for International Development (DFID) funded research programme consortium that improved the delivery of healthcare services in low-to-middle-income countries.

REF team:

Research Quality & Innovation lead - Professor Deirdre Devine

Deputy Research Quality & Innovation lead - Professor Mark Mon Williams

Business Lead for REF - Dr Sarah Clark

REF Manager - Dr Claire Keevil

REF Support Officer, Mrs Flick Gillett

For University staff there is a dedicated REF2021 Sharepoint site with the latest information on our preparations for the REF2021 submission.


  • MA(Hons) - University of Edinburgh
  • NCTJ

Professional memberships

  • Medical Journalists' Association

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Health Sciences