B3 - Support for Arts and Humanities Researchers Post-PhD

Day 1 at 12:15 - Full outline to follow. Strand - Research staff.
Day Day 1
Session B
Start time 12:15
Strand Research staff
Code B3
Presenters Dr Sue Carver, AHRC

Support for Researchers in the Arts and Humanities post-PhD

Workshop overview:

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the British Academy (BA) commissioned a study from Oakleigh Consulting Limited to understand more about the issues faced by researchers in the period immediately following their PhD.  Both funders wanted to obtain further insight into the diversity of roles, opportunities and employment for researchers who work in research organisations following their doctorate, and the needs and aspirations of researchers at this early stage of their career.

The study was focussed on those who wish to pursue a career in the higher education sector.  The aim being to increase understanding of the numbers and types of roles and contracts taken up, as well as how well supported and informed these early career researchers (ECRs) feel in pursuing their careers.  The study comprised a survey and a series of interviews with early career researchers, at various points in their career, and staff in a variety of roles at a range of research organisations.

The session will cover:

  • Contract types and roles
  • Support for ECRs
  • Concordat
  • ECR perceptions
  • Good practice

Workshop outcomes:

Further insight into the careers of researchers’ post-PhD and how they can be supported.


Presentation and discussion