Focus on leadership for researchers

Make the most of high level research knowledge and skills by fostering the skills and behaviours practiced by good leaders. Whether your future lies in or outside academic research, this approach could benefit society as well as your own career.

Leading in academic research

Leading in academic research

Collegiality, mentoring, influence, leadership and collaboration in research

Our leadership development for PIs section is for you if you're aspiring to academic leadership or new in a leadership role. Includes:

Intellectual leadership; Building a team; Developing yourself

Effective leadership in a research environment - a perspective from a US bioscience lab

Your views

Your views

Researchers - take our quick poll!: it asks about your experience of being led and how you might have benefitted from effective leadership.

#vitaechat: Chat to other researchers about leadership

Skills and behaviours of good leaders

Skills and behaviours of good leaders

The leading researcher: explore your leadership approach and development needs. Booklet and podcast

Our leadership lens on the Vitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF) identifies attributes for a successful leader.

Click on highlighted topics for professional development tips.

For development professionals

For development professionals

Resources to use with aspiring leaders

Resources to use with aspiring leaders

Developing the next generation includes guidance for early career researchers and academics and a developer's toolkit

Preparing for leadership, a training programme for research staff starting to take leadership roles or who wish to in future

Leadership in Action, to run with researchers who want to explore and practice leadership skills

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