Research Staff Conferences

Research Staff Association Conference 2019: Magical Mystery Tour
University of Liverpool, Wednesday 11th December

The 2019 University of Liverpool Research Staff Association Conference will be held on 11 December. The theme of the conference is “Magical Mystery Tour”.

We want to put research staff in the driving seat, give them the tools to take control of their careers and find their own “Ticket to Ride”.

If you are interested in sponsoring this event you can find further details of Sponsorship Packages available here.

The proposed timetable for the event is below.




Keynote Lecture: Professor Anthony Hollander, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research & Impact


“How do you do it”
Alex Sherlock, Careers and Employability: attributes that employers find valuable and identifying and articulating your transferable skills

11.00-11.15 Comfort break 


“With a little help from my friends” kindly sponsored by GiftPay

Short talks from early career researchers within the University who have received internal or external funding. We’ll find out their top tips for applying for funding and ask them to show us their CVs. This will be followed by a panel discussion.

• Dr Georgette Kluiters – BBSRC Future Leaders Fellow
• Dr Anna Slater - Royal Society EPSRC Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow
• Dr Patrícia Rossini – Derby Fellow, School of the Arts



Over lunch there will be the opportunity to book one-to-one or small group sessions aimed at improving your CV. Appointments will also be available with the library to discuss open science.


“Eight days a week”

Want to know how much holiday you are actually entitled to? Do you know how much sick pay you will get?

Lee Stewart, HR Business Partner at the University of Liverpool will give a talk on the Rights and Responsibilities of Postdocs.


“A day in the life”

Short talks from those that have chosen to explore careers outside academia, followed by a panel discussion.


  • Dr Georgina Crayford - Technical Manager (Pigs & Poultry), Red Tractor Assurance
  • Dr Amy Wedley will discuss PGCEs and teaching
  • Dr Helen Smith - Senior Research Advisor, Malaria Consortium
  • Dr James Mooney – Managing Director of Square, a leading architectural visualisation studio


“Come together”

Networking Reception

For queries, please email


Thank you to the sponsors of the 2019 RSA Conference:

RSA conference 2019 sponsors - GifyPay, Merck and ThermoFisher Scientific