call for papers on aspects of researcher development

We are hosting a conference in 2015!

REDs_CONF1_LOGOThis inaugural conference is timely, and in-line with recent sector calls for the professionalisation of the researcher developer role. Those who develop research staff and students, are invited to strengthen their links to evidence-based practice and the impact agenda, by coming together to share and discover the scholarly work that underpins robust and innovative education of research staff and students. The conference is linked to the work of the International Journal for Researcher Development*

Register and submit your abstract here: DEADLINE WEDS 15th JULY 2015

This one-day conference aims to share and explore the designs, outcomes and impact of research into doctoral and post-doctoral experiences, researcher learning and development mechanisms, and enabling supervisory practices. The event is organised to provide opportunities to network and share professional and research practices across multiple perspectives and contexts for the education of researchers from PhD onwards.

Who should attend? It is expected that researcher development colleagues, higher education researchers, learning & development professionals, and HE policy makers will find this programme of interest. Places available: 75 | Presenter places available: 12

Themes: This conference aims to showcase new learning generated via research project outcomes. A panel of academic colleagues will review all applications to present. Presentations of research data on topics including (not exhaustively) the following themes are expected: Doctoral pedagogy, post-doctoral development initiatives, methodologies for researcher development, route to research independence, researchers in the knowledge economy, demonstrating impact in researcher development, HR and policy practices for research staff.

*The conference leaders wish particularly to support practitioner engagement in scholarly work and research activity. This conference aims to provide a supportive arena for the development of research data analysis and interpretation. We encourage conference papers be submitted to the International Journal for Researcher Development for review and publication after discussion and development at the conference.

Programme: The conference will open with keynote perspectives and be followed by paper presentations from colleagues in education, career, or learning and development disciplines who have a research interest in any aspect of researcher development. Closing remarks will be offerred by Dr Tony Bromley, Associate Editor International Journal for Researcher Development.

Questions? email the Conference Developer — Dr Kay Guccione (

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