Dr Katie Wheat: Supporting Researchers

In this podcast we discuss the launch of the new Researcher Development Concordat and some of the new developments it includes.  We explore some of the challenges facing Researchers in Higher Education, in particular the impact of insecure contracts and the lack of opportunity for continuing professional development, and how the new Concordat seeks to address these challenges.  We hope this podcast will support you, as a Researcher or manager, to reflect upon the implications of the Concordat for your personal practice.

Dr Katie Wheat is Head of Higher Education Engagement at Vitae, leading world class researcher development to realise the potential of researchers in the UK and internationally. Her responsibilities include engaging with Vitae’s community and audiences on policy and provision for researcher development, through to delivery of training and events. She is a passionate advocate for the importance of career development and equality of opportunity and fulfils this passion through relationships with researcher networks in the UK and internationally. Particular areas of interest include wellbeing, independence, intersectoral mobility, and the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers.

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