International Journal for Researcher Development: Volume 1 Issue 1


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Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography: A Disciplinary Project in Professional Development

Michael Solem, Kenneth Foote

This paper describes the development, implementation, and preliminary outcomes of Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education (EDGE) in Geography, a multiyear project begun in…

The response of Physical Science post‐graduates to training courses and the connection to their PhD studies

Jane Pritchard, Jane MacKenzie, Maggie Cusack

Training in both employability and discipline‐specific skills has been provided and expanded over a number of years for post‐graduate research students, (PGRs) in the Faculty of…

Developing researchers in the arts and humanities: lessons from a pilot programme to develop discipline‐specific research skills

Clare Saunders

Although increasing emphasis is placed on the provision of research training for doctoral students, much of the support currently available is generic in nature, rather than…

Making sense of doctoral training reforms in the social sciences: Educational development by other means?

David Mills

Educational reforms are increasingly driven by political and economic forces beyond the university. In this paper I describe how the policy initiatives of the United Kingdom’s…

Postdoctoral research positions as preparation for an academic career

Gerlese S. Åkerlind

Discussions of the nature and purpose of postdoctoral contract research positions is an area where assumptions and stereotypes tend to predominate. This is due to (a) recent…

Doctoral student experience in Education: Activities and difficulties influencing identity development

Lynn McAlpine, Marian Jazvac‐Martek, Nick Hopwood

This paper explores variation in the events or activities Education doctoral students describe as contributing to their feeling of being an academic or belonging to an academic…

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2009 – 2016

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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