Dr Janet de Wilde
Queen Mary, University of London
Head of Researcher Development
Dr Janet de Wilde is Head of Researcher Development at Queen Mary University London. She has been extensively involved in all aspects of developing academic practice for many years. She was a researcher and lecturer at Imperial College London for over 17 years, specialising in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. In 2005, she moved to the Educational Development Unit at Heriot-Watt University, creating, implementing and leading the researcher development programme for the university. She also taught on their Post Graduate Certificate for Academic Practice. In 2007, she became Executive Manager of a Scotland research pool for neuroimaging across 6 universities; during this time she was based at the University of Edinburgh. She oversaw the appointment and development of 40 PhD students and post docs. In 2011, she became Assistant Director and Head of STEM at the Higher Education Academy, for 3 years she had a national role in developing STEM student experience (both undergraduate and postgraduate).