Researcher Development


Research Staff Conference

Our annual Research Staff Conference brings together researchers from across the institution. This year’s event took place in June. There were 9 interactive workshops and presentations and from senior university staff, guest speakers and research staff.

The event was attended by over 100 researchers from across the University.

A round-up of some of the highlight can be found below.


Creatively Managing Your Research Career

Manchester Research Staff Alumni from a diverse range of careers within and outside academia, each told the story of their careers.

Commercialising your Research

Dr Cath O’Neill is a non clinical senior lecturer in the Centre for Dermatological Research at the University of Manchester. Cath is co founder of two companies which are commercially developing technologies that have come out of basic research in her lab. Here she talks about her career to date and what her experiences have taught her about how to commercialise research.

Receiving a Fellowship

Dr Artem Mishchenko, from the school of Physics and Astronomy talks about the ups and downs of his journey to being been given a Fellowship by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

Working in Industry and Academia

Dr Shaun Leviers, Research Associate, school of Chemistry, talks about his career which includes working in industry and academia.

Hidden HE jobs

Dr Judy Williams, Senior Lecturer and Faculty Training Manager, describes how she was able to use her understanding of the research process and landscape to develop a complimentary career in Training & Development.

One of the nicest things about the day was how friendly everyone was, and consequently I came away from the event having made contact with about 20-odd people I’d previously never met and would have liked to be able to contact in future.
Dedicated time out to reflect and build skills often overlooked in research e.g. resilience
I think the interactive nature of the sessions was great. The CV clinic was also a great opportunity.

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