in the woods; on the value of research staff

Please click here to read the full and excellent post on the blog of Dr Anne Burns, Research Associate at the University of Sheffield on the ‘Picturing the Social’ project: looking at photographic sharing practices on social media.

…Fixed term researchers (FTRs) play an invaluable role in academia. We serve a very specific purpose, in terms of finding something out, within a defined time frame, and in harmony with the wider research culture of the institution. Such parameters of topic, time and cost demand that FTRs have a certain skill set, relating to adaptability, focus and creativity. The latter is the focus of a three-part series of events being held at the University of Sheffield over the summer, called ‘Tuning in to the Value of Research Staff’…

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