Online plenaries #VitaeCon2023

Online 6-7 September 2023

Opening and introduction

with Francis BurstowDirector for Talentand Skills, UK Research and Innovation

Plenary 1: Voice of the researcher

This session was Chaired by Rachael Nicholas, Membership & Engagement Manager at Vitae

who welcomed presentations and discussion from:

Bettina Chioma TeegenPh.D. researcher in Sociology, University of Surrey

Dr Sebastian Dahle, President, European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers

Dr Ed DarnbroughUniversity of Bristol

Olamide Eso, PHD Researcher, University of Nottingham

Ejiro IkokoPhD researcher, University of Leeds

Dr Sophie JonesPostdoctoral Research Associate, University of Liverpool

Plenary 2: Nothing about us without us: challenging ableism in researcher careers

This session was Chaired by Jan Juillerat, Trustee at CRAC

who welcomed presentations and discussion from:

Dr Hamied Haroon, Research Fellow / Chair, The University of Manchester / NADSN

Prof Kate SangProfessor of Gender and Employment Studies, Edinburgh Business School, Heriot Watt University

Rachel Van-Krimpen, Director of Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and People in the Faculty of Science, University of Nottingham

Plenary 3: Developing talent globally

This session was Chaired by Prof Roger EcclestonDirector, ISIS Pulsed Neutron and Muon Source Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

who welcomed presentations and discussion from:

Prof Alastair McEwan, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research), University of Queensland

Dr Nitin Shukla, Principal Scientist & Head-Intellectual Property Group, National Chemical Laboratory

Karen Vandevelde, Head of Human Resources, Antwerp University

Plenary 4: Leveraging policy for positive change

This session was Chaired by Prof Marcus MunafoAssociate Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research Culture and Professor of Biological Psychology and MRC Investigator, University of Bristol

who welcomed presentations and discussion from:

Steven Hill, Director of Research, Research England

Dr Jennifer Leigh, Reader in Creative Practices for Social Justice, University of Kent

Prof Kita Sotaro, Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Warwick