Meet the speakers: Researcher Development: Five Years From Now

These are the speakers presenting at the networking seminar, 26 April, Coventry University.

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Rebekah Smith McGloin, Research Capability Manager, Coventry University: On International Researcher Development

Heather Sears, Programme Manager for Doctoral Training, Coventry University: On Research into Researcher Development 

Kieran Fenby-Hulse, Programme Manager for Early and Middle Career Researcher Development, Coventry Universiyt: On the responsible research agenda.

Oliver Carter and Jacqueline Taylor speaking on Developing Researchers in Arts, Design and Media.

Dr. Oliver Carter is a senior lecturer in media and cultural theory at the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research, Birmingham City University. His research focuses on alternative economies of cultural production, particularly fan enterprise and cult film distribution. He has published work discussing cult fan practices that appears in Murders and Acquisitions: Representations of the Serial Killer in Popular Culture (A MacDonald, Ed.) and The Piracy Effect (R. Braga and G. Caruso, Eds.) and is the author of the forthcoming monograph Making European Cult Cinema: Fan Enterprise in an Alternative Economy, published by Amsterdam University Press. He is currently co-editing a book about British media censorship with John Mercer (Birmingham City University) and Mark McKenna (Glyndŵr University). He also leads research education and professional development for the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

Dr Jacqueline Taylor is a Lecturer in Research Practice at Birmingham City University where she co-ordinates Arts, Design & Media PhD training. This work builds on her specialist interest in developing provision for practice-led researchers, psycho-social support for PGRs and alternative pedagogies. She has taught and lectured on different aspects of Research Practice and Development globally at Higher Education Institutions including the University of Worcester and the University of Victoria (Australia). Jacqueline is an active researcher, where she has presented and published widely on practice as research, creative identity, para-academia and Art & Design doctoral pedagogy as well as the relations between painting and poetics.

Kristen Hollands: On her less-traditional career path.

Kristen Hollands’ training began with an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and Neurobehavioural Assessment, followed by an MSc in Biomechanics and Motor-control of locomotion (both at the University of Waterloo, Canada) and culminated in my PhD in Neurorehabilitation Sciences (University of Birmingham, UK). Her research goals are to translate a better understanding of the underlying principles of the control of walking to its rehabilitation and thus spans basic laboratory based experiments (to identify impairments in walking and their putative mechanisms), systematic reviews (to examine the current state-of-the-art in clinical evidence bases for neurorehabilitation) and randomised control trial methodologies (to test the effectiveness of new rehabilitation treatment paradigms targeted at the cause of impairments and to stimulate neuro-plasticity and functional recovery).

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