Research Culture and Careers Group

In 2019, we established a new cross-university group to support the University's ongoing aspirations to strengthen its positive research culture. The group will share practice, and advise on communications and monitoring of progress, as well as pilot and embedd innovations in researcher development and research culture. 

 

Remit

  • To plan, pilot and implement University-level initiatives to promote / support a positive research culture.
  • To devise and conduct internal monitoring of progress (e.g. through surveys)
  • To inform and approve the University’s annual external reporting with respect to culture and good practice and also manage internal communications and sharing of practice (to ensure visibility of the agenda)

 

Membership

  • Elizabeth Adams, Researcher Development Manager 
  • Tanita Casci, Head of Research Policy
  • Sam Oakley, Researcher Development and Integrity Specialist
  • Fergus Brown, Head of HR (College of Medicine, Veterinary and Life Sciences)
  • Gillian Shaw, Head of HR (College of Arts)
  • Lynne McCorriston, Business Development Manager (College of Science and Engineering)
  • Craig Elmer-White, Head of Research Operations (College of Social Sciences)
  • Ashley Theunissen, Head of College Research Support (College of Arts)
  • Alice Gee, Policy and Business Intelligence Manager (College of Medicine, Veterinary and Life Sciences)
  • Chris Branney, HR Policy, Employee Relations and Engagement Lead
  • Lesley Cummings, Head of Performance, Pay and Reward