Vitae Blog

Welcome to the Vitae Blog where you will find topical and informative posts relating to the world of Vitae and researcher development.

Contesting boundaries: researcher networks as inclusive and exclusive spaces

by: Dr.  Nicola Palmer, Head of  Doctoral Training, Doctoral School, Sheffield Hallam University Researcher networks exist in a multitude of forms ,...

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Evolving the Researcher Development Framework (RDF) – the story so far…

By Dr Kate Jones, Vitae, Head of Learning and  Professional Development                                  Activities around the evol...

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Hammering out the details: A toolbox for developing and sustaining effective researcher networks

Dr  Angela Midgley , Researcher Developer, University of Liverpool and member of the Vitae Researcher Networks Working Group, tells us more about the...

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Ten is Zen, but why and when?

     Dr Mathew Tata, Project Manager and Sarah Nalden, Communications and Marketing Executive, Vitae, round up the presentations and discussions at...

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"When One Door Closes" (sung by Carrie Newcomer)

By Dr Katie Wheat, Head of Engagement and Policy, CRAC/Vitae. After almost four years as Head of Engagement and Policy, and more than eight years at CRAC...

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Diversity in STEM - are we up for confronting the lack of progress?

  Clare Viney, CEO, CRAC/Vitae was recently invited by the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee to provide oral evidence for a Diversity...

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What is a researcher developer anyway?

by Dr Katie Wheat, Head of Engagement and Policy It’s been interesting to see the evolution of the researcher developer role over the last few years...

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About the People and Talent Strategy Advisory Panel and how you could get involved

  Aidan Grimsley, Portfolio Manager – Skills and Careers Unit, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) tells us more about the...

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Great expectations for #VitaeCon2021

Dr Katie Wheat, Head of Engagement & Policy, looks forward to Vitae Connections Week 2021 (#VitaeCon2021) and shares with us what to look out for this...

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Curiouser and curiouser: looking under the bonnet at researcher diversity data

By Dr Robin Mellors-Bourne, Director for Research & Intelligence, The Careers Research & Advisory Centre (CRAC) Ltd.  In a recent blog, I reflected on...

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