- Courses & events
- Vitae researcher development conference 2009: realising the potential of researchers
Vitae researcher development conference 2009: realising the potential of researchers 08 September 2009 - 09 September 2009
Dr Janet Metcalfe
- Presenter Organisation
- Presenter Job
- Chair and Head
- Sessions & Workshops
- Researcher development - a steer for future
Dr Janet Metcalfe is Chair and Head of Vitae, committed to enhancing the quality and output of the UK research base through supporting the training and development of world-class researchers. She is responsible for the strategic direction of Vitae and leads on the implementation of the UK Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers.
She is a member of the CROS/PIRLS Steering Group, responsible for developing and managing the Careers in Research Online Survey (CROS) and the Principal Investigator and Research Leaders Survey (PIRLS). She also sits on the Impact and Evaluation Group, exploring the impact of researchers and researcher development and the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) Steering Group. In Europe, Janet is a member of the Steering Group for Human Resources and Mobility working group on skills and the European Science Foundation European Alliance for Research Careers Development.
Her publications include the ‘What Do PhDs Do?' and ‘What do researchers do?' series of publications exploring the landscape of researchers' careers and impact, including ‘Doctoral graduate destinations and impact three years on'. She is co-author of the Universities UK research report ‘Promoting the UK doctorate: opportunities and challenges', 2009 and the HE Impact and Evaluation Group report ‘Impact of researcher training and development: two years on', 2010.