SISB3 - Research life: sharing the experience and expertise of researchers

Day Day 1
Session Special Interest
Start time 17.30
Code SISB3

Dr Inma Andrés, Student Programme Manager, Brunel University

Dr Lorna Anguilano, Research Fellow (X-Ray Analysis), Brunel University


The aim of this session is to discuss the set-up, implementation and outcomes of an innovative early career researcher-led podcast initiative in the UK. The objective is to offer a collegial discursive platform between early researchers and more experienced researchers.

To date, podcast interviews have covered 10 topics relating to the career development of Researchers including the grant application process, available tools for career development (e.g. Vitae designed frameworks), developing of novel ideas in different fields of research, transferrable skills and building a research profile in research. Interviewees have included mid- to senior career researchers from UK universities and staff from Vitae and the public engagement platforms such as Conversation. This session will facilitate further engagement with key stakeholders in the research community, explore further approaches and topics of interest.

The session will include a presentation of an overview of the initiative and Q&A session covering :

  • Engagement with the research environment: is research a lonely affair?
  • Research and teaching, enemies or lovers?
  • Career development, pathways and opportunities.


Engaging research leaders, principal investigators and supervisors to transform professional development of researchers and embed professional development in the research environment