3rd Research Staff Conference

3rd Research Staff Conference
University of Liverpool
2nd June 2011

Career Development in Academia and Beyond Realising your true potential

This year's conference will open with a keynote presentation from Professor Dinah Birch, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange who will talk about challenges faced by researchers in a changing research environment, an institutional perspective.

What will you gain from attending:

  • Information about the University's Research Strategy
  • Realise what is available for supporting your development as research staff
  • Advice about career development within and outside academia
  • An opportunity to discuss research careers and development within the Higher Education sector
  • Meet and share experiences with Researchers from all faculties of the University
  • Raise issues and concerns with the University's senior management


Research Staff across all disciplines. The conference is free of charge to University of Liverpool staff

Conference Themes:

Theme 1: Careers outside Academia Click here for more information and session description

Theme 2: Support available for Researchers Click here for more information and session description

Theme 3: Academic Careers and Funding Click here for more information and session description

In addition, the conference will provide information relating to University priorities. This includes: the new Research Strategy for the institution, employment, ongoing professional development and retention of research staff

Conference Organising Committee

Dr Ben Carter, School of Physical Sciences
Dr Michael Davies, Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine
Dr Lee Faulkner, Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology
Dr Sucheta Kapoor, Cultures, Languages and Area Studies
Dr Christos Petichakis, Educational Development Division
Dr Sue Povall, Department of Public Health and Policy
Dr Lea Zibrik, Musculoskeletal Biology

Presentations from this year's Researcher Conference can be found below:

Professor Dinah Birch, PVC for Research and KE
Dr Alison Fairclough, The University’s Research Strategy
Wendy England, Career alternatives for Researchers
Greg Zysko, Researchers in Engineering
Fran Hardisty, Researchers working at Liverpool
Ronnie Kershaw, UCU presentation
Emma Gillaspy, the Researcher Development Framework
Catherine Cochrane, Introduction to the Research Support Office
Darren Bradshaw, Funding for Researchers

Venue Information

The Foresight Centre
Getting there:
Download Map
Building no: 359

Feedback from last year's event:

The conference helped me to find out more about the role of researchers and the support that is available
Enjoyed the interaction with other researchers, informative and well organised
The agenda of the event was useful for me as a researcher and covered a diverse range of topics
I attended to ask challenging questions to senior management, I am already looking forward to next year's event