Applicants to a reader position should hold:
- a relevant doctoral level research degree.
- an established and internationally recognised research profile, with a track record of publication in leading peer-reviewed journals
- a well-developed future research agenda with of a clear publication plan for submission to future Research Excellence Framework (REF) programmes,
- a record of success in generating external research income.
The title may be awarded as a mark of personal distinction to a senior member of staff who has made a distinguished contribution to the advancement of their discipline, by way of original research and/or innovative application.