Merseyvision: Empowering research visionaries
How to identify, define and enact your vision in the changing world
This annual conference is organised by the Research Staff Association in collaboration with the Academy. It will be an in-person event, with opportunities for virtual participation during the headline sessions across the day. This year’s theme, 'Merseyvision: Empowering research visionaries' will include talks and panel discussions to help research staff consider how they can define, fine-tune, and enact their research and career visions.
Within that theme, talks, panels and workshops will focus on how research staff can acknowledge and build on their strengths and skills to help maximise their personal and professional development, as well as the research practice of every researcher employed at the University of Liverpool. The talks will be aimed at a wide researcher audience and be of interest and relevance to the broad disciplinary range of our postdoc community. Speakers will share insights from which postdocs can take away value for their strengths, skills, development and professional practice.
The conference will take place on Thursday 30 November. The event will bring together internal and external leaders to discuss how research staff can acknowledge and build on their strengths and skills to help maximise the personal development and professional and practice of every researcher employed at the University of Liverpool.
The timetable of events and activities will run from 09:30am-4:00pm.
Images of Research Competition
2023 Theme: Research Vision - Envisioning the Impact of Your Research
The purpose of this year’s competition is to encourage researchers to express their research or the potential impact of their research in the coming years through captivating and thought-provoking images.
Venue: Sherrington Building
09:30 - 09:50
09:50 - 10:00
Dr Saneeya Qureshi, Head of Researcher Development and Research Culture
10:00 - 10:30
Professor Georgina Endfield, Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Research Environment and Postgraduate Research
10:30 - 10:50
Time to talk to your peers and make connections, and talk to sponsors, and view the Images of Research Competition
10:50 - 11:35
1. Promoting yourself and staying on top of current research innovations through conference organisation: Sponsored by Club Liverpool
In this session participants will learn about how conferences can be a useful tool in promoting research and the benefits of this to individuals, universities, and the wider local economy.
They will hear how Liverpool City Council supports academics who want to bring an association conference to the city region and case studies from both a UoL Lecturer and Undergraduate who have been supported though this process to host successful events.
It is never too early to appreciate the power of these business events and the role they can play in career progression.
Jane Fawley – Club Liverpool Programme Manager – Marketing Liverpool
Rachael Molyneux – International Bidding manager - Marketing Liverpool
Ramin Torkizadah – Fourth Year Dentistry student, University of Liverpool
Dr Blandine Poulet - Lecturer, Department of Musculoskeletal and Ageing Science, University of Liverpool
2. Figuring out how to Prosper
Dr Stefania Silvestri
In this session, we'll guide through:
11:40 - 12:30
Keynote - Dr Annette Bramley, Director, N8 Research Partnership
Redefining Research Leadership
12:30 - 13:40
Time to talk to your peers and sponsors and make connections, and view the Images of Research Competition
13:40 - 14:00
Images of Research prize-giving
14:00 - 15:00
Decision-making and different career paths for researchers
Dr Srijan Jindal, Co-founder, PhenUtest
Dr Katy Roscoe, Lecturer in Criminology, University of Liverpool
Dr Thomas Horsley, Reader in Consitutional Law, University of Liverpool
15:00 - 15:15
Time to talk to your peers and make connections, and talk to sponsors
15:15 - 16:00
Research in the age of AI - Dr Edward Pyzer-Knapp, IBM
New this year: Well-being Space and Virtual Delegate Pack
This year, a well-being space will be available for the conference, which will include self-directed and guided mindfulness and well-being activities. These will be linked to a Virtual Delegate Pack, which will have speaker information, resources and further information to support attendees.
Engaging with your peers and community-building
In addition to the listed programme, the conference will provide the space for networking with peers and conference speakers, and for coffee breaks providing the opportunity for researchers to have a chat with their colleagues from across the University’s Faculties.
Academy Researcher Development Inclusivity Statement
The Academy is committed to providing an environment which recognises and values people's differences, capitalises on the strengths that those differences bring to the institution and supports all staff and students in maximising their potential to succeed. In line with the Academy's firm commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, we offer all postdoctoral and research-related opportunities to develop and network irrespective of a researcher’s gender, ethnicity, age, self-identification, disability, religious affiliation, or any other criteria used to separate and define.
Academy Code of Conduct
All events organised or facilitated by The Academy follow a Conduct of Conduct irrespective of the number of participants or session format. The Academy thanks all participants in advance for your cooperation to help ensure a safe and constructive environment for everybody. View the Code of Conduct.
Conference Organising Committee
- Dr Christof Baumgartel he/him | Faculty of Science & Engineering
- Dr Claire Wilson she/her | Faculty of Health & Life Sciences
- Dr Bengt Tegner he/him | Faculty of Science & Engineering
- Dr Sophie Jones she/her | Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
- Dr Cordelia Dunai she/her | Faculty of Health & Life Sciences
- Dr Rishav Agrawal he/him | School of Engineering
- Dr Janette Greenhalgh she/her | Faculty of Health & Life Sciences
- Dr Selina Johnson she/her | Faculty of Health & Life Sciences
- Dr Stella Morgana she/her| Department of Politics
- Dr Dakshat Trivedi he/him | Institute of Systems, Molecular and Integrative Biology
- Dr Iaroslav Michurin he/him | Department of Chemistry
- Dr Saneeya Qureshi, Head of Researcher Development and Culture, The Academy
- Dr Amy Birch, Senior Researcher Developer (Research Staff), The Academy
- Dr Andrew Holmes, Researcher Developer (Research Staff), The Academy
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