Vitae Policy Forum 201112 January 2011 - 13 January 2011
Ms Ellen Pearce
- Presenter Organisation
- CEO, CRAC
- Presenter Job
- Director, Vitae
- Sessions & Workshops
- Achieving and retaining the HR Excellence in Research badging
Update on key UK initiatives
Ellen Pearce is Director of Vitae and CEO of CRAC: The Career Development Organisation which manages Vitae. She is responsible for the strategy, work and activities of Vitae which aims to enhance the quality and output of the UK research base, through supporting the training and development of world-class researchers.
Working in the area of personal, professional and career development for researchers since 2002, Ellen has been involved in several key initiatives in the last few years. Currently, she is a member of the Impact and Evaluation Group, which is a sector-led working group exploring the effectiveness of skills development for researchers, the NERC Training Advisory Group, the EURAXESS steering group, and the Research Staff Development Advisory Group.
Ellen is a member of the European Commission's Institutional HR Strategy Group to support the implementation of the European Charter and Code for researchers and has led the process for UK institutions to gain the European HR Excellence in Research Award.
She has worked on the ‘What do researchers do?' publication series, co-authored ‘Enterprise at work: exploring intrapreneurship in researcher development' and ‘The visibility of researcher development in UK higher education institutions' strategies'. She has led work funded by the EC Lifelong learning programme to enhance doctoral employability through internationally applicable training and development support and university careers services.