John Elmes is a research reporter covering research practice, knowledge transfer, intellectual property, HE engagement with business, journals and academic publishing, and intellectual affairs in the sciences. He joined Times Higher Education in January 2011 as editorial assistant for news. He was previously a features writer for Goal.com UK and has freelanced for the Independent, the Independent on Sunday and the Times Educational Supplement. He studied at Durham University and graduated with a BA in English Literature. He also has an MA in Journalism from Goldsmiths, University of London.