"researchers" blog posts
Career Development Award allowed to pursue my wine chemistry dreams
Dr Filip Szczypinski, Research Associate in the Department of Chemistry, shares how a Postdoctoral Career Development Award enabled him to develop expertise in wine chemistry.
Posted on: 25 September 2023
My experience of the 3MT competition
Fionnuala McCully, PhD candidate in the University of Liverpool’s School of Environmental Sciences, recounts her experience of winning the University's Three Minute Thesis competition and offers her own tips for future competitors.
Posted on: 8 September 2023
Learning from experience to develop Narrative CV resources
Lydia Nicholson writes about learning from researchers’ experiences to develop resources about writing Narrative CVs
Posted on: 30 May 2023
Decolonising knowledge production and (field) research: a personal experience on Iran
Stella Morgana considers the responsibility of researchers to avoid 'the imperialism of knowledge' when working with subjects from the Middle East.
Posted on: 10 March 2023
Organising the Research Staff Conference
Selina Johnson writes about her experience organising and attending last year's Research Staff Conference.
Posted on: 9 January 2023
Pathfinder: Adventures in researcher land - 3rd edition
Dr Angela Midgley introduces the third edition of the researcher development newsletter.
Posted on: 1 September 2022
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.
Posted on: 17 August 2022
How to conduct effective focus groups in an online environment
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!
Posted on: 16 August 2022
What does it take to pursue science for a woman from a rural background? From 609503 to L69 7ZB
My parents taught me that education is the primary wealth.
Posted on: 26 May 2022
Pathfinder: Adventures in researcher land - 2nd edition
Dr Angela Midgley introduces the second edition of the researcher development newsletter.
Posted on: 3 December 2021
Get writing! On the value of #AcWriMo for getting writing done
Writing is an integral part of doing research, but if writing is so important, why do we all struggle so much to find time for it?
Posted on: 25 October 2021
Three secrets of successful research collaborations
Research collaboration in today’s cross-disciplinary world could involve any number of people from any number of disciplines and sometimes include several organisations.
Posted on: 9 September 2021
Academia and industry: Worlds apart?
In most sectors, academia and industry are crucial partners.
Posted on: 9 September 2021
Supporting researchers through the Researcher Development Concordat
The first question one might ask is, “what is a concordat”?
Posted on: 8 September 2021
Discovering your path to effective public engagement
Increasing public knowledge, and the confidence to use that knowledge, can empower and inspire people.
Posted on: 6 September 2021
An issue for every researcher
The National Concordat for Researcher Development states clearly: “promote the wellbeing and mental health of researchers”.
Posted on: 25 August 2021
Difficult Conversations – are you ready?
Managing professional relationships, particularly the one you have with your manager, can at times feel challenging.
Posted on: 17 August 2021
Why you may soon be consulting an Octopus about scientific research
Publishing a scientific paper is a huge undertaking, and often the culmination of months or years of work.
Posted on: 13 August 2021
Researching the World, Leaving No-one Behind
What we do in research matters!
Posted on: 11 August 2021
How to Work Collaboratively in Humanities
Being a researcher in the Humanities can often be a solitary experience.
Posted on: 10 May 2021
Making an Impact, the University’s flagship annual researcher development activity – 4 years on and still Making an Impact!
Dr Angela Midgley talks about the Making an Impact series, initially developed in 2018 and 2019 to provide development activities focused around the Industrial strategy priorities.
Posted on: 7 May 2021
Pathfinder: Adventures in researcher land
Dr Angela Midgley launches the researcher development newsletter, exploring and celebrating our diverse researcher communities.
Posted on: 8 March 2021
Behind the Screens: images of research in the time of coronavirus
Dr Katherine Roscoe writes about her experience of being an organiser for the Images of Research in the Time of Coronavirus competition as part of the Research Staff Conference 2020.
Posted on: 18 December 2020
Making time for writing
Dr Eli Saetnan talks about how researchers can make time for writing.
Posted on: 9 October 2020
National Postdoc Appreciation Week: The impact of COVID-19 on planning and delivering
Dr Fran Sherratt talks about how the challenges presented by COVID-19 have affected the organisation of NPAW 2020.
Posted on: 7 September 2020
Researcher Development Vision and Mission Statement
Dr Angela Midgley, Researcher Developer, tells us about herself and how the the opportunities provided by her new role with the University enable her to interact with and support researchers across all faculties and career stages in developing their practice.
Posted on: 4 August 2020