International Journal for Researcher Development: Volume 1 Issue 4


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How much difference can policy make to professional contract researchers?

Denise V. Dear

This article explores the role of the professional contract researcher in higher education. The factors which have led to the need for directed policy growth, the perceived…

Well rounded Postdoctoral Researchers with initiative, who are not always “tied to the bench” are more successful academically

Lucy J. Lee, Isobel Gowers, Lorraine Ellis, Ilaria Bellantuonoa

This article reports the development, application and results of a baseline investigation of contract research staff in 2007 in the Medical School at the University of Sheffield…


A qualitative study of the relationship of personality type with career management and career choice preference in a group of bioscience postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers

Sarah Blackford

This study reports on the career management and career choice preferences of a sample of bioscience postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers according to their…


Beyond research skills training: an opportunity to support the wider “ecosystem” of the part‐time research student

Carol Edwards

This paper presents the findings from a UK study of one hundred part‐time research students. The participants were students attending one of a series of training days provided…

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2009 – 2016

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