[ACADEMIC] Video for ‘Expert Women’ Series @mmu_business

Over the summer, I was asked to contribute to the video series ‘Expert Women‘ for MMU Business School, and last week we recorded. We talked about moving from my original research in history, to current research in digital, my plans for research related to social media and cancer, and some of the media work that […]

[ACADEMIC] Engage Researchers’ Academy 2018-19: Session 1 #ERA1819

In March, I heard that I would be attending the Engage Researchers’ Academy for this coming academic year. It’s: a year long professional development programme for researchers with a passion for public engagement. The programme creates a challenging but supportive environment for delegates to reflect upon what it means to be an engaged researcher, and to explore […]

[CPD] Engage Researchers’ Academy: Making an Impact with @NCCPE #ERA1819

A new initiative from the NCCPE, the Engage Researchers’ Academy is a year long professional development programme for researchers with a passion for public engagement. The programme creates a challenging but supportive environment for delegates to reflect upon what it means to be an engaged researcher, and to explore the quality and value of engagement. It […]

Valuing Staff in Academia

Having commented on the suggestion that 9 month contracts could be introduced in the UK, there’s another piece which suggests that universities must value their staff on more than their research outputs. Even in the subset of fields where they are viable, metrics such as grant income and citations tell you only that someone’s work is popular […]