Governance of the non/fictionLab in the School of Media and Communication involves co-directors, a committee of ‘core’ members, and an advisory board.
The non/fictionLab has adopted a co-directorship model for managing and running its activities. The inaugural co-founders/co-directors were Associate Professor David Carlin and Associate Professor Francesca Rendle-Short. The current (2016) co-directors are Associate Professor Francesca Rendle-Short and Dr Adrian Miles.
There is a committee that meets a minimum of twice yearly that provides academic oversight and input into the activities of non/ficitionLab. Membership of this committee is made up of the group’s core academic members. Core members are those who meet the University’s definition of research active (a minimum of two HDR completions, research income, and publications).
The advisory board provides an external view of non/ficitionLab’s activities. They meet with the group directors and representatives of the group (core, associate, and HDR members) twice yearly, and provide feedback, commentary, and suggestions in response to what the group has done, and proposes to do.
In addition the membership of non/ficitionLab is made up of HDR and staff members. This is the largest group within the non/fictionLab and much of the administrative activities of the group’s co-directors is about facilitating and nurturing their participation in lab activities, and in identifying ways that the lab can contribute to their current research interests and practices.