O1 - The landscape of researcher development, Vitae resources and membership

Day 1 at 09:30 - The landscape of researcher development, Vitae resources and membership
Day Day 1
Session O
Start time 09:30
Strand All 
Code O1

Alison Mitchell, Director of Development, Vitae

Dr Katie Wheat, Training and Resources Development Manager, Vitae

Jen Reynolds, Vitae and CRAC Partnerships Manager, Vitae


This pre-conference workshop and networking opportunity is for those who wish to have an overview of researcher development and the U.K. And global landscape of researcher development as context for the conference and the work of Vitae. International participants and those new to researcher development in UK HE are especially invited to meet members of the Vitae team and network with other participants attending the conference.

The session will provide guidance on how to make the most of the wealth of information hosted on the Vitae website, including a tour of recently published member content. We will look at the Vitae training and development resources available and discuss how they might be used to complement the existing researcher development provision.

Topics covered

  • Understanding the global researcher development and UK landscape
  • An introduction to Vitae organisational membership for prospective and current members


  • Understand the global and UK context for the professional and career development of researchers
  • Explore the broad range of Vitae resources and how they might be used to complement existing institutional provision


The session is a mixture of presentation and group discussion. Participants are encouraged to bring along any questions that they have to the session. Refreshments will be provided.