5th Research Staff Conference

5th Research Staff Conference
University of Liverpool
20th May 2013

Planning ahead: building on our research capacity and career network

The 2013 Research Staff Conference will open with a keynote presentation by Professor Ian Prior. Ian will talk about his experiences of planning and developing his research career having been a postdoctoral researcher through to his recent appointment as a professor following years of sustained research excellence.

Conference Themes:

Theme 1: Collaboration and research networking – Click here for more information and parallel description

Theme 2: Career development and management – Click here for more information and parallel description

What will you gain from attending:

  • Realise the benefits of collaborative research and active networks
  • Explore career destinations for researchers
  • Receive information about the latest University plans on research practice and research staff development
  • Add your comments and views on processes available to support research staff and engage with the University's senior management
  • Meet other university research staff and share your experiences with staff from all faculties of the university


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

Venue Information:

The Foresight Centre
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Building no: 359
Square: C9/C10

Conference Organising Committee:

Dr Valentina Barrera; Eye and Vision Science
Dr Nick Bryan; Musculoskeletal Biology II
Dr Anthony Deakin; Electrical Engineering and Electronics
Dr Mukesh Dherani; Public Health and Policy
Dr Christos Petichakis; Educational Development Division

Feedback from last year’s event (May 2012)

I thought the conference was very well organised. Good speakers, pitched at the right level and for a useful amount of time. I think the researcher's conference is a very helpful way of obtaining information about issues relevant to me that I would probably not hear about from any other source. Nice lunch too!

A good variety of speakers who presented their expertise and research practice under each theme. The parallel sessions were informal and offered opportunities for discussion amongst the group

The Q&A session before lunch was highly informative. Research contracts are always a major part of this discussion however the part on development opportunities was equally informative. I appreciated the opportunity to listen to the PVC and other senior researchers of the University.

Making an Impact 2020 Report Appendices.