C9 - Researcher Developers’ Professional Framework (ReDProF): exploring our careers and continuing professional development

Day 2 at 11:00 - This workshop will enable participants to explore and make final inputs into the development of a new professional framework for researcher developers (ReDProF). To date the framework has been created by a working group of over 30 researcher developers across the UK, led by Vitae, and has been explored and tested in a variety of contexts to reach this iteration.

The framework has been designed to support the professional aspirations of researcher developers and is relevant to all those with a professional interest in developing research staff and doctoral researchers. Developing researchers may form the whole or part of your role within professional services, as a trainer or as an academic.

Presentation from Workshop C9


Day Day 2
Session C
Start time 11.00
Strand Postgraduate Research and Research staff
Code C9

Jen Reynolds, Vitae and CRAC Partnerships Manager

Daniela Bultoc, Doctoral Skills Development Programme Manager, University College London

Dr Sarah Robins-Hobden, Manager, Vitae South East Hub, University of Sussex

Dr Anna Price, Coordinator, Vitae London Hub, King's College, London

 The workshop will cover:
•    researcher career pathways  and capabilities identified in these roles
•    the background to the framework
•    professional development planning for researcher developers

Participants will:
•    understand the breadth and diversity of roles within researcher development
•    use the framework to:
o    identify activities and capabilities required in their role
o    benchmark  their strengths and needs as researcher developers using ReDProF
o    identify which areas can be developed and begin action planning
o    articulate the evidence of their capability


presentation, interactive activities, discussion.