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.
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
Adam Morris, Engagement Officer – Research Development and Support Representative
Sarah Bell, Research Governance Advisor – Research Development and Support Representative
Deborah Smythe, 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.