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Postgraduate Researcher Development Steering Group

On behalf of the University’s Research Degree Committee, this steering group is the deliberative forum to advise on the strategic direction, nature, quality, development and delivery of postgraduate researcher skills development provisions at BU.

Some main responsibilities of this steering group are to:

  • Develop and enrich the strategic direction, nature, quality, development and delivery of the University’s provision of researcher development for postgraduate research students (PGRs) which reflect the needs of all PGRs
  • Guide the centrally- and Faculty-provided researcher development provision promoting complementary support of both to increase the personalisation of support for PGR
  • Evaluate University-wide PGR researcher development provision, to ensure all programme content is maintained at a high standard and aligns with the University strategic priorities under BU2025
  • Enhance the overall PGR student experience at BU.

Membership

Natalie Stewart, Research Skills & Development Officer – Chair

Dr Julia Taylor, Doctoral College Academic Manager – Deputy Chair

Dr Fiona Knight, Doctoral College Academic Manager

Professor Sue Way (FHSS) – Academic Champion

Dr Sean Beer (FM) – Academic Champion

Associate Professor Dan Jackson (FMC) – Academic Champion

Dr Sofia Meacham (FST) – Academic Champion

Chloe Casey, Postgraduate Researcher (FHSS) – PGR Champion

Noah Nzeribe, Postgraduate Researcher (FM) – PGR Champion

Jacqueline Rix, Postgraduate Researcher (FST) – PGR Champion

Dr Sukanya Ayatakshi Endow – Early Career Researcher Representative

Kathy Abbasirad, Learning Technologist – Fusion Learning, Innovation and Excellence Representative

Emma Crowley, LLS Academic Liaison Manager – Library Services Representative

Rashida Ahmad, Senior Careers Advisor – Career Services Representative

Genna Del Rosa, Impact and Engagement Facilitator – Research Development and Support Representative

Sarah Bell, Research Governance Advisor – Research Development and Support Representative

Enrica Conrotto, Resource Administrator – Clerk

If you are reading this and would like to be more involved with postgraduate researcher development at BU please get in touch.

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