Meet the Researcher Development Team
Head of Research Culture & Researcher Development
Kay leads the Research Culture & Researcher Development work at the University of Glasgow, in pursuit of our ambition that every researcher should be enabled to be at their best, and to make informed and active choices about their career ahead. Kay's own specialisms and research interests are in mentoring, research supervisor development, and research community building – anything that revolves around a good quality conversation. In 2018 Kay was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in recognition of her impact in this area, and this is where her work at UofG focuses.
Researcher Development Advisor
Joanna is passionate about excellent training and teaching and has committed her career to widening prospects, building academic literacies, and fostering supportive communities for different cohorts connected with the University of Glasgow. Within the Researcher Development team, Joanna oversees the design, delivery, and evaluation of our rich annual calendar of courses, events, opportunities, and induction for PGRs.
Researcher Development Specialist (Concordat Implementation)
Rachel leads on the implementation of the Researcher Development Concordat at Glasgow. This includes developing the researcher development provisions for research staff. Her aim is to support researchers to develop their identity and articulate their expertise, support them to be better connected with each other and ultimately be able to make informed decisions when it comes to their development and career.
Jennifer is the Writing Adviser for PGRs across all four Colleges of the University of Glasgow. She designs and delivers workshops on a range of topics relevant to writing during the PhD, and also works on a 1:1 basis with PGRs with specific questions or issues to address. She has co-authored two books on writing in the sciences and collaborates with colleagues across the institution in order to innovatively support researchers in the development of their writing skills.
Researcher Development and Integrity Specialist
Samantha specialises in Research Integrity training and support and leads on key research staff events like the Crucible and the Research Staff Conference. She is on a mission to create interesting, accessible online learning and run enjoyable development events for our researchers.
Misha Campello Gramelius
Researcher Development Intern
Misha is the Researcher Development Intern, responsible for managing events for Research Staff. Some of the projects which she helps organise are the Glasgow Crucible, the Research Staff Conference, and the Supervisor Workshop Series. Misha is passionate about supporting and organising events that will help researchers' professional development while also bringing the community together as a whole.
Katrina Gardner is the Careers Manager for PGRs and Research Staff at the University of Glasgow. Katrina works closely with the Researcher Development Team to offer careers workshops and one-to-one consultations for researchers, as well as guidance for supervisors and PIs seeking to support their researchers.
PGR Mental Health Adviser
Suzie is the University’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Campaigns Advisor and PGR Mental Health Advisor, and leads our Wellbeing Team within Counselling & Psychological Services. Suzie is passionate about building mental health literacy through accessible and engaging communications and activities, and supporting students to build their self-knowledge and access the right services and support for their needs.
Claire is the PGR Administrator and their responsibilities are the day-today running of our PGR Training Courses and answering questions from PGRs. Claire has made lots of connections during their time at the UoG, which they use to point people in the right direction, whatever their query.
PGR Events Intern
Emily is the PGR Events Intern for 2021-2022 and is responsible for running events and competitions for UofG PGRs - including our annual Three Minute Thesis and Visualise Your Thesis competitions, PGR Induction Week and the This PhD Life conference - alongside her PhD in Scottish Literature. She is passionate about bringing together PGRs from across disciplines in a meaningful way, and hopes to continue providing more and more opportunities for growth and connection amongst researchers.
PGR Communications Intern
Adam is the PGR Communications Intern for 2021-22. He is responsible for managing Researcher Development blog, monthly emails, social media channels, and promoting relevant opportunities to PGRs and ECRs. He also assists in the running of events and competitions. When he is not doing this, he's working towards a DFA in Creative Writing, or walking his dog.
Researcher Development Project Officer
Rachel is the lead on an exciting new pilot programme, which will offer a framework of career-oriented support for research staff across the university. The programme will provide tailored support for researchers that will broaden their awareness of career options and promote cross-sector mobility. Rachel is passionate about supporting and empowering research staff to develop their own unique career paths in whatever sector that might be