"researchers" blog posts

Get writing! On the value of #AcWriMo for getting writing done

Posted on: 25 October 2021 | Category: Blog posts

Dr Eli Saetnan profile

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?


Academia and industry: Worlds apart?

Posted on: 9 September 2021 | Category: Blog posts

Tom Froggatt

In most sectors, academia and industry are crucial partners.


Three secrets of successful research collaborations

Posted on: 9 September 2021 | Category: Blog posts

Sawsan Khuri

Research collaboration in today’s cross-disciplinary world could involve any number of people from any number of disciplines and sometimes include several organisations.


Supporting researchers through the Researcher Development Concordat

Posted on: 8 September 2021 | Category: Blog posts

Dan Wake

The first question one might ask is, “what is a concordat”?


Discovering your path to effective public engagement

Posted on: 6 September 2021 | Category: Blog posts

Erika Aquino

Increasing public knowledge, and the confidence to use that knowledge, can empower and inspire people.


An issue for every researcher

Posted on: 25 August 2021 | Category: Blog posts

Roddy Bray

The National Concordat for Researcher Development states clearly: “promote the wellbeing and mental health of researchers”.


Difficult Conversations – are you ready?

Posted on: 17 August 2021 | Category: Blog posts

Denise Chilton

Managing professional relationships, particularly the one you have with your manager, can at times feel challenging.


Why you may soon be consulting an Octopus about scientific research

Posted on: 13 August 2021 | Category: Blog posts

Alexandra Freeman

Publishing a scientific paper is a huge undertaking, and often the culmination of months or years of work.


Researching the World, Leaving No-one Behind

Posted on: 11 August 2021 | Category: Blog posts

Wendy Purcell

What we do in research matters!


How to Work Collaboratively in Humanities

Posted on: 10 May 2021 | Category: Blog posts

Dr Antonia Wimbush

Being a researcher in the Humanities can often be a solitary experience.


Making an Impact, the University’s flagship annual researcher development activity – 4 years on and still Making an Impact!

Posted on: 7 May 2021 | Category: Blog posts

Making an Impact 2021

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.


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.


Behind the Screens: images of research in the time of coronavirus

Posted on: 18 December 2020 | Category: Blog posts

Katherine Roscoe profile

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.


Making time for writing

Posted on: 9 October 2020 | Category: Blog posts

Dr Eli Saetnan profile

Dr Eli Saetnan talks about how researchers can make time for writing.


National Postdoc Appreciation Week: The impact of COVID-19 on planning and delivering

Posted on: 7 September 2020 | Category: Blog posts

Fran Sherratt

Dr Fran Sherratt talks about how the challenges presented by COVID-19 have affected the organisation of NPAW 2020.


Researcher Development Vision and Mission Statement

Posted on: 4 August 2020 | Category: Blog posts

Angela Midgley

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.