As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting the career development of researchers, the University established a Postdoctoral Researcher Forum. The aim of the Postdoctoral Researcher Forum is to have representatives from across the University.

  • The forum provides a two-way communication between the university researcher development team and research staff. Providing the opportunity for openness and discussion about policies that impact research staff and capturing research staff feedback and input.
  • The forum provides a space for research staff to be consulted on and contribute to the development and evaluation of Researcher Development Concordat initiatives.
  • The forum provides the opportunity for researchers to share their views / feedback as well as for information to be cascaded to local level, through School or Research Institute representatives.
  • The forum acts as an opportunity for research staff to share any concerns both individual and community based with the researcher development team and with other research staff representatives.
  • Importantly the forum is an opportunity for research staff to come together, share ideas and experiences, and be solution orientated.

The group meets two to three times a year, in addition to representatives being invited to participate in School / College / University-level committees. If you would like to find out more, contact

Joining the Forum

Be part of the conversation  - we would like to recruit new reps to join the forum across all Schools and Institutes. If you're interested in finding out more, complete this Expression of Interest form, email or contact a current rep.

What are the benefits of being a postdoc rep?

  • Opportunity to contribute to making Glasgow a great place to do research and develop a career
  • Opportunity to meet Colleagues from other parts of the University and find out what’s happening outside of your own group or field
  • Experience of committee and decision making structures and processes in Higher Education
  • A better understanding of the current Higher Education sector and researcher development landscape
  • Evidence of administrative experience and continued professional development (CPD), for P&DR or job applications

Who is your representative?

Below is a list of our current reps. If your school/institute currently doesn't have a rep, please do volunteer. If your school/institute does have a rep please contact them and join our growing network.

We welcome any research staff to join the forum, regardless of i.e., your contract length.

School of Critical Studies
School of Culture and Creative Arts - Jacek Olender
School of Humanities - Rachel Chin
School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine - Anneli Cooper
Institute of Cancer Sciences - Joel Riley
Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences - Lesley Graham, Josie Fullerton
Institute of Health and Wellbeing - Jana Anderson, Richard Brunner, Arlene McGarty, Srebrenka Letina, Claire Goodfellow
Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation - Swetha Vijayakrishnan, Priscilla Ngotho
Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology - Sue Krause
Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology - Maria Gutierrez-Mecinas
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing
School of Veterinary Medicine - Alexandra Riddell
School of Life Sciences
School of Chemistry - Amit Mahindra, Maryam Hajji
School of Computing Science - Sham Puthiya Parambath
School of Geographical and Earth Sciences - Matsyendra Nath Shukla, Mizra Moreau
School of Mathematics and Statistics
School of Physics and Astronomy - Fiona Speirits, Akhil Kallepalli
James Watt School of Engineering - Elijah Nazarzadeh, Erifyli Tsagkari, Richard Middlemiss
SUERC - Sophie McDonald
School of Psychology
Adam Smith Business School - Seemanti Ghosh
School of Education - Yulia Nesterova
School of Law - Asli Ozcelik Olcay (on leave until May 2022)
School of Social and Political Sciences - Emily Long, Serena Pattaro
School of Interdisciplinary Studies - David Clelland