Workshops sessions

Workshop session O

Workshop title
O1 Pre-conference session; get to know Vitae and the team

Workshop session A

Workshop titlesPresenters
A1 Mini-symposium: Doctoral researcher wellbeing

Dr Fryni Panayidou, Queen Mary University London

Dr Rachel Moss, University of Portsmouth

Sally Blake, Cardiff University

Emma Day, Vitae

Dr Janet Metcalfe, Vitae

Chair: Dr Jane Creaton, University of Portsmouth

A2 Enabling researchers to be change agents

Dr Justin Hutchence, University of Oxford

Dr Karen Clegg, University of York

Dr Francina Clayton, University of York

Dr Rachel Bray, University of Oxford

Dr Anne Miller, University of Oxford

Dr Erfan Soliman, University of Oxford

A3 Beyond carrots and sticks: What motivates researchers to engage in their development?

Dr Diane Munday, University of St Andrews 

Dr Emma Compton-Daw, University of Strathclyde

Dr Nicola Palmer, Sheffield Hallam University

Dr Kate Jones, Vitae

Katherine Parker-Hay, Vitae

Dr Katie Wheat, Vitae

A4 How are talent pools of early career researchers being managed in universities? A comparison between industry and higher education

Cathy Hastie, Coventry University

Dr Kieran Fenby-Hulse, Teesside University


Draft title: Case studies of researcher development practice:

Taking Advantage of Strategic Opportunities and Challenges

Deploying Sustainable Scholar-Led Publishing Initiatives as an Early Career Researcher Ongoing Training and Career Enhancement Exemplar

UCPH Forward - a new talent development programme at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH), designed and driven by leading scientists and HR

The Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB), a "growth media" for researchers to excel



An employee role-integrated route to doctoral study: realising the potential of an alternative pathway to level 8


Lisa Rippingale, Newcastle University

Dr Gareth J Johnson, University of Warwick

Ulla Viskum, University of Copenhagen

Maruxa Martinez-Campos, Barcelona Biomedical Research Park

Ero Jiménez, Barcelona Biomedical Research Park

Dr Rowena Senior, Aston University

A6 Research Staff Associations: Developing and Sustaining the Momentum for Borderless Research Staff Communities

Dr Saneeya Qureshi, UKRSA and The Academy, University of Liverpool

Rachel Cox, Vitae

A7 The Future Researcher - Dynamic design to future proof researcher development strategy

Joanne Hagerty, Skillfluence

Alison Gray, Skillfluence

Workshop session B

Workshop titlesPresenters
B1 FAIL LIVE - encouraging failure freedom within PGR communities

Davina Whitnall, University of Salford

Dr Ursula Hurley, University of Salford

B2 Developing support structures and career development for visiting international researchers (CANCELLED)

Lucia Koch, Darmstadt University of applied sciences, Germany

B3 The Enterprising and Resourceful Researcher - an insight into experiential learning and its results

Jenny Brady, Newcastle University

Dr Victoria Mountford Brown, Newcastle University

B4 From ‘I don’t know where to start’ to ‘I know all this already’: the difficulties of teaching mixed skillset groups in doctoral development programmes

Dr Heather Mackenzie, University of Portsmouth

Dr Darren Van Laar, University of Portsmouth

B5 Examining impact measures and evaluation in researcher development activities: Drawing on practice from King’s College London

Dr Kate Murray, Kings College London

Dr Rachel Handforth, CRAC

Dr Janet Metcalfe, Vitae


Start ups and carry ons - innovation programmes to support post-PhD careers

Dr Alina Congreve, Climate-KIC


Professionalisation in HE: the rise and rise of recognition frameworks

Dr Owen Gower, UKCGE

Kathryn Harrison-Graves, Advance HE

Anne-Marie Coriat, Wellcome Trust

Clare Viney, CRAC/Vitae

Chair: Dr Karen Clegg, University of York

Workshop session C

Workshop titlesPresenters

“Supporting Researchers in their Leadership and Career Progression in Academia and beyond”

Dr Megan Knight, University of Hertfordshire

Professor Grace Lees-Maffei, University of Hertfordshire

Dr Elise Glen, Institute of Cancer Research

Linda Ryan, Trinity College Dublin 

Dr Raquel Harper, Trinity College Dublin

C2 Improving Researcher Wellbeing - What changes can be made and how can we implement them?

Professor Susan BrooksOxford Brookes University

Jennie Cripps, Oxford Brookes University

Dr Richy Hetherington, Newcastle University

Dr Gail de-Blacquiere, Newcastle University

Carol Summerside, Newcastle University


‘Collaborating, connecting campuses and communities’ Innovations in online professional development using digital integration

Dr Alison Matthews, Charles Sturt University

Dr Claire Davies, Heriot-Watt University

Dr Sara Tilley, Heriot-Watt University

Julie Kennedy, Heriot-Watt University

Davina Whitnall, University of Salford

Dr Mark R. Proctor SFHEA, University of Sunderland

Dr Sandrine Soubes, The University of Sheffield

C4 Supporting whole-hearted research collaborations

Kate Tapper, Bud Development

Claudia Gumm, University of Bath

Sawsun Khuri, Collaborative Capacities

C5 Mindful Self-Awareness, Meta-Cognition & Research Skills

Hitendra Solanki, London South Bank University

Nadia Imtiaz, London South Bank University


Developing the developers: What's out there for researcher developer CPD?

Dr Emma Compton-Daw, University of Strathclyde

Jen Reynolds, Vitae

C7 Mini-symposium: Implementing the Concordat: Where are we now and where are we going?

Chair: Professor Dianne Berry, University of Reading

Dr Robin Mellors-Bourne, CRAC

Dr Janet Metcalfe, Vitae

Dr Anjali Shah, University of Oxford

Dr Emma Spary, University of Leeds

Rachel Cox, Vitae

Dr Katie Wheat, Vitae

C8 What do intellectual property and public engagement leadership have in common? A crash course in using lenses on the RDF

Jenny Vaughan, Intellectual Property Office (IPO)

Emma Day, Vitae

Workshop session D

Workshop titlesPresenters

A Critical Thinking Toolbox to assist in the integration of this skill set into Researcher Development

Dr Laurence Orlando, Monash University

Dr Keely Bumsted O'Brien, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Dr Nicki Cranna, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

D2 In search of joined-up development: can we build self-sustainable support networks from development events?

Dr Anne Miller, University of Oxford

Daisy J Hung, University of Oxford

Dr Emma Williams, EJW Solutions


Help us help you – engaging PGRs to inform institutional enhancement agenda (a skills development opportunity)

Dr Stephanie Colvan, University of Strathclyde 

Dr Gabrielle Milson, University of Strathclyde

D4 Administering researcher development programmes: shared challenges and opportunities

Dr Helen Leech, University of Kent

Suzie Morris, University of Kent

D5 Practice Research: tensions, challenges and opportunities in doctoral education

Derek Hales, University of Salford

Dr Sian Vaughan, Birmingham City University

Dr Oliver Carter, Birmingham City University

D6 The Chaos Theory of Careers: what is it and how can it be used?

Dr Jim Bright, Australian Catholic University (ACU), and Bright and Associates