Training

I offer a range of sessions for researchers. Sessions are offered on an individual or bespoke basis for specific disciplines or groups. Contact me to discuss your individual requirements.

Courses

All courses can be adapted to suit your needs, as half day sessions, full day or as part of longer initiatives. Similarly all courses can be adapted for different audiences including postgraduate research students, research staff, and academic staff. I am able to deliver courses for different levels of experience, from beginner to expert. I am also able to deliver train the trainer sessions for knowledge exchange professionals.

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Research Impact Training

Developing pathways to impact

This session is aimed at researchers who are interested in learning more about pathways to impact for a grant proposal including funder requirements, definitions, examples of good practice and reviewer expectations.

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Developing impact case studies

This course is aimed at researchers who are interested in developing a case study for REF or for the purposes of reporting on previous research. It will describe the anatomy of a case study, share best practice and tips and hints.

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Evaluating impact

This course is aimed at academic researchers who are interested in planning ways in which to evaluate their impact activities.

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Research Communication Training

Writing for publication

This session aims to introduce tips for getting published in both academic, practice-led journals and other peer-reviewed publications. Whether you have written for publication before, or are just getting started, this session will provide valuable tips and will introduce the process from submission and peer review, through hopefully, to acceptance! By the end of this session, you will be better placed to:

  • List your reasons for wanting to publish
  • Identify potential barriers to publishing
  • Describe the publishing and review process
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Summarising research for different audiences

This course is aimed at researchers who are interested in engaging wider audiences with their research. It aims to help researchers consider their stakeholders, their take home message and the ways in which they might communicate with the public.

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Public engagement

This course is aimed at researchers who are keen to get involved with public engagement. It introduces methods for engagement, evaluating engagement and communicating research for impact.

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Knowledge Exchange Skills Training

Knowledge exchange and collaboration

This session looks at the processes that lead to impact. It examines knowledge exchange through partnership working, collaboration and engagement.

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Building partnerships

This course is aimed at researchers who are interested in developing new external partnerships. It will cover aspects of networking, researching new partners and aspects of collaboration.

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Research Into Policy

Research into policy

This course is aimed at researchers whose research may influence policy or debate. It will introduce how to engage with policy makers and associated networks, and consider avenues for knowledge exchange.

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Enterprise and Commercialisation Training

Enterprise for researchers – commercialisation and business planning

This session is aimed at researchers who are interested in developing commercial outputs from their research. It will examine the role of the entrepreneur, business models for research, planning and pitching.

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Grant Writing Training

Grant writing workshop

This session is aimed at researchers who are new to writing grant applications. It introduces the core elements of proposal writing, finding a funder, funder requirements, academic and socio-economic impact, building a case for support and track record and costing a grant.

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Sandpit Facilitation

Sandpits

Sandpits focusing on particular research themes or disciplines over one or two days introduce the idea of collaboration and ideas generation.

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Ethics and Integrity Training

Beginners research ethics and integrity

This course is aimed at researchers who wish to understand the basic principles of research ethics and integrity so as to conduct research in a professional and appropriate manner.

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The ethics of impact and responsible innovation

This course is aimed at researchers whose research impact affects and influences society. It introduces the concept of responsible innovation and dealing with issues arising from public engagement and controversial research.

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Career Development Training

Career development in research

This course considers how to plan for your professional development as a researcher, it examines your values and your career options, whether you wish to stay in academia or go elsewhere.

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Train the Trainer

Train the trainer

I am able to develop a session to support your knowledge exchange professionals in the areas of research policy, specifically impact, innovation and grants.

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Fees

I have a flat daily rate. To be advised of my daily rate which includes development and delivery of all courses please contact me. Please note I am not VAT registered.