53 ways to enhance researcher development

Editors: Robert Daley, Kay Guccione, and Steve Hutchinson

The contributors to this book provide practical strategies, drawn from experience across several continents, to enhance the practices and policies of researcher development.

Designed for dipping into, the book enables researcher developers, supervisors and academic developers to enrich their approaches, innovate to enhance and embed educational value, and do more with limited resources.


Topic areas include: fundamentals; developing professional researchers; researcher communication; peer learning; researcher communities; researcher career development; exerting influence in your institution; and developing a career in researcher development.

Contents: Abstract; Publishers’ foreword; Editors’ preface; Chapter 1 Researcher development in context; Chapter 2 Fundamentals of researcher development; Chapter 3 From novice to professional researcher; Chapter 4 Developing effective communicators; Chapter 5 Peer learning and support; Chapter 6 Development through external experiences; Chapter 7 Supporting career development; Chapter 8 Programmes for special purposes; Chapter 9 Extending your reach; Chapter 10 Embedding value and developing a researcher developer career; Appendix: Who are the researcher developers?: a UK survey; Notes on contributors.

Key terms: research; researcher development; staff development; academic development; career development.

Volume editors: Dr Rob Daley is an academic developer at Heriot-Watt University, Scotland. Dr Kay Guccione works at the University of Sheffield, England, where she specialises in evidence-led design of mentoring and coaching services for researchers. Dr Steve Hutchinson is a consultant, coach, trainer and author.

Extent: 208 pp.

Formats and ISBNs:
Paperback: 978-1-907076-95-4
ePub: 978-1-907076-96-1
PDF: 978-1-907076-97-8

Series: Professional and Higher Education
Imprint: The Professional and Higher Partnership
Publisher: Frontinus Ltd
Publication: June 2017

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