Dr Tony Bromley
University of Leeds
Senior Training and Development Officer
Tony is a senior training and development officer at the University of Leeds predominantly working with the personal and professional development of postgraduate researchers. Tony is an associate editor of the International Journal for Researcher Development and was the regional advisor/coordinator for Vitae in the Yorkshire and North East from 2006 until the re-organisation of Vitae in 2014. As a member of the UK National Impact and Evaluation Group, Tony was lead author of the UK researcher development sector evaluation impact framework, led the implementation of the framework and authored subsequent sector update reports containing case study examples of impact from Higher Education Institutions and Organisations nationally (www.vitae.ac.uk/impact). He has also authored a number of book chapters on the evaluation of impact (see http://www.sddu.leeds.ac.uk/people/tony-bromley/).
Tony is an advocate of an evidence based, research approach to the development of researchers, supporting the development of the approach, for example; as editor of the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference occasional papers series; Opening the Vitae connections event, ‘Researching, writing and publishing about researcher development’ at the University of Edinburgh (2015) with the presentation, ‘The Development of researchers past present and future: plateau, decline or growth?‘; providing closing remarks at the inaugural Researcher Educational and Development conference, with the presentation ‘The development of researchers: A bright new future?‘ at the University of Sheffield (2015).