"research staff association" blog posts

Pathfinder: Adventures in researcher land - 3rd edition

Posted on: 1 September 2022 | Category: Blog posts

Dr Angela Midgley introduces the third edition of the researcher development newsletter.

Buddy Scheme

Posted on: 17 August 2022 | Category: Blog posts

One of the benefits of working at an institution like the University of Liverpool is connecting with fellow researchers and hearing about the ground-breaking projects that they are working on. But, if we’re being honest with ourselves, how many other postdocs and researchers do we really know from within the university? I’m not asking about researchers in our own Departments or Institutes, but researchers from across campus, based in Schools and Faculties that we know little about? I would guess that the answer is ‘not many.’ If so, you’re not alone.

How to conduct effective focus groups in an online environment

Posted on: 16 August 2022 | Category: Blog posts

Dr Claire Wilson

Small focus groups can be an effective way of gaining knowledge and understanding opinions on a specific topic in a short amount of time. The Research Staff Association (RSA) recently conducted a focus group to assess the awareness and access to HR policies and the employee assistance programme at Liverpool. We have hosted several focus groups online since the pandemic and here are some tips and lessons learnt from our experience!

New opportunities and support for clinical research staff

Posted on: 17 February 2022 | Category: Blog posts

Selina Johnson

I am a pain physiotherapist and although I love my clinical work, I have always been keen to explore research that better supports the patients I see and the quality of care we can deliver.

Pathfinder: Adventures in researcher land - 2nd edition

Posted on: 3 December 2021 | Category: Blog posts

Pathfinder 2nd edition - November 2021

Dr Angela Midgley introduces the second edition of the researcher development newsletter.

Pathfinder: Adventures in researcher land

Posted on: 8 March 2021 | Category: Blog posts

Front cover of pathfinder newsletter

Dr Angela Midgley launches the researcher development newsletter, exploring and celebrating our diverse researcher communities.

12 Days of Researcher Development

Posted on: 10 December 2020 | Category: Blog posts

Thank You

Dr Angela Midgley looks back on 2020 with gratitude.

From one to three hats – why is it important to engage outside our research?

Posted on: 13 November 2020 | Category: Blog posts


Dr Blanca Perez Sepulveda blogs about why it is important to engage outside of our research.

Working From Home as an Early Career Researcher: the ‘New Normal’

Posted on: 30 October 2020 | Category: Blog posts

Michael Robinson and his dog

Dr Michael Robinson relates his experience of working from home as an Early Career Researcher.

Research Staff Development Highlights

Posted on: 21 September 2020 | Category: Blog posts

Dr Saneeya Qureshi profile

Dr Saneeya Qureshi takes us through how the Academy’s researcher development team continue to actively support our research staff.

Being in the Research Staff Association boosted my CV

Posted on: 21 August 2020 | Category: Blog posts

Mary Jane Monaghan profile

Mary Jane Monaghan tells us about how being involved with the Research Staff Association (RSA) as deputy co-chair has enriched her experience at the University.